Exposure to Asbestos can cause Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer which may take anywhere from 15 to 50 years after first exposure to develop.
This is a cancer of the lining of the lung or lining of the abdomen. This disease is only caused by asbestos and does not require heavy exposure to asbestos. This disease has nothing to do with smoking. It is characterized by fluid build-up that often requires a draining or tapping of the fluid from the lung or abdomen. Sometimes the treating doctors do not consider mesothelioma as a possible diagnosis because it is such a rare disease. This disease is almost always fatal.
Lung Cancer: A person who has been exposed to asbestos is at a high risk for lung cancer. The combination of cigarette smoking and asbestos exposure greatly increases the risk of lung cancer. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, you may still have a case against the asbestos industry, even if you smoked.
LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES:
If you have developed Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer, it is strongly recommended that you consult a Zamler, Mellen and Shiffman attorney. Due to the fact that these cases are complicated, it is highly recommended that families needing legal advice talk to an attorney at Zamler, Mellen and Shiffman who specializes in handling asbestos cases. Lawsuits are not filed against employers, but are filed against the manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos-containing products.
A recovery in an asbestos lawsuit may help cover medical expenses, lost wages or other economic losses, and may also provide some measure of compensation for the human suffering caused by a diminished ability to perform or enjoy the normal activities of life. A recovery may also provide compensation for the loss of companionship of a spouse.
Any UWUA member or retiree who wishes legal advice has many options for legal council. Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman Law Firm has provided the information above and can be reached at their toll free number, (866) 916-6376. These lawyers have agreed to give a free consultation to any of our members who need advice in this area. For more information, go to www.zmspc.com/asbestos-mesothelioma