Help With Legal Issues Involving Asbestos in the Philadelphia Area

The Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware asbestos injury attorneys of Nass Cancelliere would like to provide you with details about what asbestos is, how asbestos adversely effects individuals, how and where exposure occurs, and the types of asbestos cancers and diseases.

What is asbestos and how can it hurt you?

Asbestos is actually a general term for a group of naturally occurring minerals that come from the earth. Asbestos was mined up from the ground, and then crushed and milled into fibers. Asbestos was useful because asbestos fibers are fireproof, very strong, and fibrous so that they could be woven. Asbestos fibers were used in hundreds of products such as insulation, cloth products, and brake linings. Because individual asbestos fibers are microscopic in size, they can be easily inhaled or swallowed, and because asbestos is a known carcinogen, exposure can cause various types of cancer as well as asbestosis.

How and where might you be exposed to asbestos?

  • Shipyards
  • Oil Refineries
  • Steel mills
  • Chemical Plants
  • Power Plants
  • Heavy Industries
  • Construction Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Repair

Individuals can also be exposed to asbestos living near asbestos manufacturing plants, or from asbestos that is brought home on the clothes of family members.

Asbestos-related cancers and diseases

Exposure to asbestos is known to cause the following types of cancer:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Larynx Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer

Exposure to asbestos can also cause serious non-cancerous diseases such as:

  • Pulmonary asbestosis
  • Asbestos-Related Pleural Disease

Contact a knowledgeable legal team in Philadelphia today

If you or a love one has been exposed to asbestos, contact our law office today by completing the Contact Us form on this website or by selecting the Live Chat button on any website page.

You can also reach Nass Cancelliere by phone toll free at 855-546-8200, or by calling your local Nass Cancelliere office directly.