Is Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit Worth It?

January 12, 2023 By Alex Garcia

Mesothelioma Claims Can Hold Responsible Parties Accountable  After a mesothelioma diagnosis, most people are focused on their medical care. Treatments for this asbestos-related cancer include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy, and tumor treating fields (TTFields), along with a host of palliative care options. Modern medical technology gives doctors a wide array of tools to fight mesothelioma,…

Mesothelioma Lawsuits: How Do They Work?

January 12, 2023 By Alex Garcia

Why Would Someone Need to File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?  For decades, asbestos was commonly used in a wide array of industries. Hailed for being fire-resistant and durable, the material was utilized frequently in building materials and for numerous industrial and commercial applications. In 1964, doctors proved asbestos causes lung damage and disease, including mesothelioma. The…

8 Asbestos Alternatives

January 12, 2023 By Alex Garcia

Asbestos has an astonishingly long list of benefits. It’s durable, insulating, heat- and chemical-resistant, sound-dampening, and non-conductive. It’s also abundant in nature and very affordable. No wonder this product was used for decades in thousands of products across countless industries! There’s just one problem—asbestos causes cancer and other life-threatening diseases when its microscopic airborne fibers…

Asbestos in Plaster Walls

January 12, 2023 By Alex Garcia

Most people are familiar with asbestos insulation, but this naturally occurring mineral was used in thousands of products across numerous industries throughout the 20th century. For example, asbestos was a popular plaster ingredient for decades—that is, until the health hazards of asbestos became evident. Unfortunately, many older buildings still have their original plaster walls, putting…

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Asbestos Exposure & Injury Statistics

October 22, 2022 By Alex Garcia

After decades of research, it’s clear that asbestos causes cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Diseases Caused by Asbestos Exposure  Tiny, sharp asbestos fibers lodge themselves in the airway and lungs when inhaled. Over time, this can cause various cancerous and non-cancerous diseases to develop, including:  Mesothelioma: Cancer of the mesothelial linings of the lungs, abdomen,…

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Asbestos Use in the United States

October 22, 2022 By Alex Garcia

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral that can be manufactured into durable threads. It began being mined in North America in the late 1800s. For years, asbestos was praised for its flame-retardant, chemical-resistant, and nonconductive properties. Its popularity skyrocketed during World War II when it was used as an insulator on naval vessels.…