Asbestos and Mesothelioma

For almost a century, inhaling asbestos fibers has been associated with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and several other asbestos-related diseases, many fatal or debilitating.

Thousands of unsuspecting workers have been exposed to asbestos as they worked in factories, mills, and other industrial occupations. Family members have also been harmed through secondhand exposure to deadly asbestos brought home from the workplace. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks, many residents and cleanup workers were also exposed to asbestos.

Bander, Bander & Alves work intensely to represent asbestos victims. We fight for compensation and accountability on their behalf against companies that manufactured, distributed or supplied asbestos-containing products.

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Asbestos Exposure and Asbestos-Related Jobs

Asbestos exposure is a danger that many face, and the risks can be serious. People in industrial jobs are most at risk for exposure because they are more likely to come in contact with products containing asbestos. However, asbestos fibers can also be transferred home from people in asbestos-related jobs on their clothing, tools, skin and hair. This can lead to second-hand asbestos exposure for families and friends, putting them at risk for developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.

9/11 Compensation Fund

Those who braved the challenges of ground zero during the cleanup process were potentially exposed to dangerous asbestos particles. First responders, cleanup workers and Canal Street area residents who suffered injuries, illness or death resulting from work or toxic exposure at the World Trade Center, Pentagon or Shanksville, Penn., crash sites are among those who may be eligible for compensation.

Asbestos Diseases and Treatments

Mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, and several other potentially fatal asbestos-related diseases are associated with exposure to asbestos, many of which are serious types of cancer and various forms of lung disease.

Malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that occurs in the lining of the lung or abdomen, is the disease most often associated with exposure to asbestos fibers. A mesothelioma diagnosis is almost always due to asbestos exposure but can be difficult to identify because side effects can occur 20 to 60 years following initial exposure, and treatment options are limited.

Contact an Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you have questions about a case for one of our asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers or would like to explore your legal rights regarding a potential lawsuit, please contact us at Bander, Bander & Alves.