Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Attorneys at Frantz Law Group have been working with individuals diagnosed with asbestos related illnesses including mesothelioma for over 30 years.
Asbestos was very widely used in a number of industries such as shipping, mining, construction and automobile manufacturing throughout the 20th century until the carcinogenic effects of asbestos halted the use of it in most countries. Asbestos, a known carcinogen, enters the body through inhalation of its fine particles and can be transferred to family members through contact. Inhalation of fibers from the asbestos may cause illness including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Mesothelioma is a serious cancer primarily associated with asbestos exposure.
There are approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma reported each year.
90% of mesothelioma cases are linked to asbestos exposure. Most people who develop mesothelioma have inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers, or were exposed to air born asbestos dust and fibers in other ways.
Some of the symptoms associated with Mesothelioma include:
- Chest wall pain
- Fluid surrounding the lung (Pleural effusion)
- Shortness of breath
- Fatigue or anemia
- Wheezing, hoarseness, or cough
- Coughing up blood
If you or a loved one is experiencing side-effects of exposure to asbestos, the attorneys at Frantz Law Group can investigate where the exposure may have occurred. Determining the source of the exposure will assist us in proving a causal link between the exposure and the diagnosis of this tragic disease.
At Frantz Law Group we work to obtain monetary compensation for you and your family so you can focus on fighting mesothelioma without financial worry. Therefore, if you have any questions with respect to whether your illness is potentially attributable to exposure to asbestos fibers, please contact Frantz Law Group for a free consultation.
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