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Asbestos Overview

Background Information on Asbestos From Knowledgeable Philadelphia Lawyers

An overview of asbestos

Asbestos refers to a group of naturally-occurring minerals that were once widely used in products because of their useful qualities. Asbestos is fireproof, very strong, durable and easily mixed in with other chemicals and materials to produce a wide range of products. Unfortunately, once lodged in body tissues, it can cause deadly medical conditions. This happens when products containing asbestos are cut, sawed, punched out, mixed, installed or removed, allowing tiny particles or fibrous strands of the mineral to break free and be inhaled or swallowed by unsuspecting victims.

Millions of individuals — including many employed in specific industries and occupations — were exposed to asbestos from the early nineteenth century until the late twentieth century, when its inclusion in products began to be restricted due to their ability to kill.

Diseases associated with asbestos

Exposure to asbestos has been established as the sole cause of mesothelioma and asbestosis, and is known to greatly increase an individual’s risk of developing:

Such conditions require prompt medical care and can be deadly if not caught and treated in their earliest stages.

Seeking compensation for people who were exposed asbestos while they were working in PA, NJ & DE

While it is not impossible to collect damages from the company or companies who exposed you to asbestos, doing so on your own can be extremely difficult. There are numerous reasons for the problems many encounter when trying to file suit — it can be difficult to prove liability because the latency period for these medical conditions can be as long as 70 years, and many of these culpable organizations have closed or gone bankrupt as a result of asbestos litigation.

Nass Cancelliere’s Pennsylvania asbestos attorneys have the dedication necessary to help you identify the parties responsible for your injuries and collect compensation from them. Since 1983, our lawyers have handled more than 3,000 asbestos lawsuits in Pennsylvania for individuals who have been exposed to asbestos while working in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

Learn more about what is involved in asbestos litigation and compensation for asbestos diseases by visiting other areas of our website.

Contact our firm today about your asbestos disease

If you have asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer or another type of cancer and have been exposed to asbestos, reach out to Nass Cancelliere online or at 855.546.4600, 215.546.8200 or 610.892.9070 to explore your legal options. We offer free initial consultations to all potential clients.

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