Once asbestos fibers enter your body, those that can’t be eliminated become firmly embedded in your lungs or the mesothelium, the protective linings of your heat, lungs, abdomen or testicles. The fibers stick there, causing severe irritation and inflammation. It is believed that long term inflammation and irritation cause the cells of your lung tissue or meosthelium to genetically mutate, affecting cell division. This, in turn, results in the growth of tumors.
Uncontrolled division of cells is essentially what cancer is, with the most fatal of all of the asbestos-related cancers being mesothelioma. Other cancers caused by asbestos include the following:
- lung cancer
- gastrointestinal cancer
- colorectal cancer
The largest number of deaths related to the exposure of asbestos is by malignant lung cancer.
In addition, asbestos exposure can increase the risk of developing throat, kidney, esophagus and gallbladder cancer, as well as multitude of other health problems.
The World Health Organization reports that of all the deaths related to cancer that were caused by exposure of a carcinogen at work, asbestos has been pinpointed as the exact carcinogen for half of them. That is a staggering statistic.
Lawsuits are typically litigated as product liability claims under theories of negligence and strict liability. Plaintiffs can proceed against the former manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of asbestos-containing products that were used at the job sites. There are situations where manufacturers have actively withheld knowledge of the hazardous effects of asbestos and have disseminated information indicating that asbestos was a safe substance. If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos and have experienced any of these dangerous diseases, contact the experienced asbestos lawyers at Pulaski Law Firm PLLC and get the justice you deserve.
Your options in cancer litigation
We understand the complexities of cases involving asbestos exposure for cancer litigation. These cases can be complicated because of the need for expert witnesses and other investigatory tools in order to determine actual liability. Selecting a toxic tort lawyer that has your best interest at heart is crucial. The mesothelioma lawyers and asbestos attorneys at Pulaski Law Firm PLLC can get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact us now to get the legal help you need to claim damages and losses that are related to your medical expenses, the mental anguish you and your family are experiencing, pain, loss of income, as well as the other unique aspects of your specific situation.