Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. There is a latency period of approximately ten to fifty years between initial exposure to asbestos and the development of this deadly disease. For many workers who worked during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s in shipyards, power plants and in industries that used asbestos in their manufacturing process, symptoms of this disease are just beginning to surface.
As early as the 1920’s, the asbestos industry and a majority of the corporations that manufactured asbestos-containing products were aware of health hazards associated with inhaling asbestos fibers. Since asbestos was inexpensive to mine, easy to transport and held excellent chemical and physical properties, it was widely used in the manufacturing process and in a variety of products. Many corporations measured only their profit, and without considering alternatives to the use of inexpensive asbestos filler in their products. As a result many people were exposed to asbestos.
The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC devote a significant amount of their practice to representing victims of asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos related disease, we can help you obtain financial compensation to pay for your medical bills and lost income, and to provide financial support for your family. We urge you to contact us today regarding your legal rights.
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