More Than Mesothelioma
Vogelzang Law has always proudly represented individuals and families affected by asbestos exposure. In addition to representing those facing a mesothelioma diagnosis, the Vogelzang Law team also represents clients with the following toxic exposures or ailments:
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It develops in the protective lining (mesothelium) of the lungs, chest, heart, abdomen, and testicles and affects 2,000 – 3,000 people each year. Mesothelioma takes decades to develop after asbestos exposure, which most commonly occurs in the workplace. Insulators, pipefitters, construction workers, mechanics, brick layers, and military veterans are among the most at-risk groups.
Vogelzang Law has extensive experience pursuing mesothelioma and asbestos litigation. We remain dedicated to holding corporations responsible for toxic asbestos exposure and helping families seek justice and closure for their hardships.
LUNG CANCER FOLLOWING ASBESTOS EXPOSURE
Lung cancer and asbestos have a synergistic relationship; this means that asbestos exposure makes it more likely that an individual will develop lung cancer, even if they do not contract mesothelioma. Damage caused to the lungs after asbestos exposure increases an individual’s chances of contracting lung cancer, and smoking makes this diagnosis even more likely. Vogelzang Law is proud to represent individuals who have been diagnosed with lung cancer after exposure to asbestos fibers.
Please reach out to our team if you have lung cancer and a history of pleural plaques, pleural scarring, calcifications, pulmonary fibrosis, or asbestosis.
When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they lodge in the lung tissue, which can result in a buildup of scar tissue over time. Asbestosis is a condition of the lung in which lungs have accumulated scar tissue and damage after asbestos exposure This is a chronic lung condition that can cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, and cough.
Talc, commonly found in many personal care and cosmetic products, has been linked to several forms of cancer. Because talc and asbestos naturally appear in similar environments, many mining sites contain both minerals, which can lead to asbestos contamination in talcum products. Since both minerals are fine and easily airborne as dust in mining sites, some samples of talc have been found to be contaminated with asbestos. This contamination carries the risk of mesothelioma if individuals inhale talc that contains asbestos fibers. Some of these potentially contaminated products include baby powder and cosmetics. If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma after a history of talc use, please reach out to a Vogelzang Law attorney.