How Much Exposure to Asbestos is Harmful?

Exposure to asbestos at any level may be harmful. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, it can cause cancer and other chronic respiratory diseases. Generally, these diseases take a long time to develop after initial exposure, with symptoms appearing between 20...

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How Were Metal Workers Directly Exposed to Asbestos?

Asbestos was often used in metalworking facilities and foundries. Metal workers have a greater chance of developing an asbestos-related disease because many were routinely exposed to this dangerous mineral. Asbestos was heavily relied on for its durability and...

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How Dangerous is Secondhand Asbestos Exposure?

Thousands of people in the U.S. die each year from asbestos-related diseases caused by exposure to toxic asbestos fibers. Most mesothelioma cases are the result of primary asbestos exposure in the workplace. However, other victims of this incurable disease may develop...

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How Valuable Are Witnesses to Asbestos-Related Cases?

In asbestos lawsuits, witnesses are an integral part of a case. A witness can help an asbestos plaintiff by providing testimony during a deposition or trial. Witnesses with certain expertise, skills or training can also offer valuable information to a jury that would...

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Is a Biopsy the Best Way to Confirm a Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

If you are experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma, your treating doctor will likely start by reviewing your work history for asbestos exposure, conducting a physical exam and ordering imaging tests. While these steps may help identify whether you have signs of an...

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Obtaining Compensation from Asbestos Trust Funds

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer due to asbestos exposure. Treatment can be extensive and expensive. Most people diagnosed with this disease cannot continue to work and provide for their family. One way to obtain compensation for an asbestos-related disease is to...

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Asbestos-Related Diseases Linked to Working in Chemical Plants

Chemical plants play a large role in the U.S. economy. For decades, chemical plants relied on asbestos, a dangerous mineral known for its durability and resistance to heat and fire. However, many workers that were regularly exposed to asbestos-containing construction...

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Can Mesothelioma Be Caught Early?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that usually develops in the lining of the lungs or other organs from exposure to asbestos. There is no known cure for the disease, no matter the stage a patient receives a diagnosis. However, it is possible – although difficult –...

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Can Asbestos Be Found in Car Parts?

Asbestos is a mineral that has significantly influenced the development of numerous industries, including the automotive industry. Due to its impressive properties, offering insulation and heat resistance, asbestos was frequently used in the manufacturing of various...

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