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What is Asbestos?

By: Anapol Weiss

Asbestos is a mined mineral that has been used for insulation for more than 100 years. Asbestos fibers can travel to a person’s lungs and cause deadly cancers, scarring and painful breathing difficulties.

Despite the suffering and deaths of about 10,000 of people every year, companies that sold asbestos products continued to sell it for more than 100 years.

Aside from a few anomalies, mesothelioma is caused only by asbestos. About eight people die every day from it. Mesothelioma lung cancer puts patients on a rapid, severe and deadly course for an average of four to 18 months before they pass away.

Many people were exposed while working in an industry in which asbestos was used, such as plumbing, pipefitting, construction, ship building and asbestos mining. The latency period between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma diagnosis can range from 20 to 40 years, so many people will be unsuspecting victims for years to come.

I may have a Mesothelioma lawsuit. What do I do?

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit requires a skilled team that can track down the responsible product or products, the length of exposure, and any available witnesses. If you are a victim of asbestos exposure, get the professional representation you need from the experienced mesothelioma lawyers at Anapol Weiss.