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Asbestos Exposure / Mesothelioma
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If you have been diagnosed with an ailment from asbestos exposure, such as mesothelioma, you deserve experienced legal help. Turn to the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein for a free and confidential consultation. Don't delay. Call 1-877-294-6813. We won't back down from a complicated case.
How asbestos exposure occurs
Asbestos fibers are microscopic. Asbestos exposure may not only affect one person. A person exposed to asbestos may bring the fibers into their homes, putting family members at risk of mesothelioma from second-hand exposure.
The microscopic asbestos fibers might penetrate beyond the body's natural defenses and travel deep into the lungs. Accumulation in the lungs may eventually lead to development of tumors typical of mesothelioma.
For decades, asbestos has not been a part of manufacturing. Asbestos also no longer has been installed during building construction for its insulation/fire prevention properties. However, the effects of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, continue to crop up because of the long period symptoms take to develop from the time of exposure.
Common past uses of asbestos
Asbestos was commonly used in the manufacturing of:
- Automobile brake systems
- Roofing materials
- Construction materials
- Pipe fitting materials
- Nautical vessels
- Bulk steel and other metals
Even brief periods of exposure to asbestos dust could have led to mesothelioma.
Asbestos was commonly used in the construction of:
- Power plants
- Chemical plants
Many types of workplaces and dwellings lead to a risk of exposure to asbestos. If you or a loved one is a victim, call Joe today.
An asbestos exposure accident has brought unexpected changes to your home life, your ability to work, and how you support your family. We will share with you our honest opinion about the various options available to you and will communicate with you in a respectful manner that is straightforward and easy to understand. Our experienced attorneys have helped more than 19,000 Mainers just like you to move forward after a personal injury case.