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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 between 2,000 to 3,000 people each year. Mesothelioma takes decades to develop. Individuals who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are most commonly exposed to asbestos in the workplace. Insulators, pipefitters, construction workers, mechanics, bricklayers 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. Although asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, asbestos exposure can cause other diseases. Lung damage due to sustained asbestos exposure increases an individual’s chances of contracting lung cancer. Smoking can increase the chances of a poor prognosis after diagnosis.
Vogelzang Law is dedicated to representing individuals who have been diagnosed with lung cancer due to asbestos exposure. Please reach out to our team if you have lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural scarring, calcifications, pulmonary fibrosis or asbestosis.
When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they become lodged in the delicate lung tissues, which results in a buildup of scar tissue. Asbestosis is a condition of the lungs in which scar tissue accumulates in the lungs and damages them. The disease is chronic and typically causes difficulty breathing, chest pain and cough.
Talc, a mineral commonly used in several personal care and cosmetic products, has been linked to several types of cancer. Because talc and asbestos are mined in similar environments, cases of asbestos contamination have occurred. When contaminated talc is used over a prolonged period, it can lead to a mesothelioma diagnosis. Trace amounts of asbestos have been discovered in baby and cosmetic powders in the past.
If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma after a history of talc use, please reach out to a Vogelzang Law attorney.