Asbestos fibers are no longer used in U.S. based products, but for decades, they were found in practically everything. That’s a scary thought considering asbestos fibers have been linked to one of the most deadly forms of cancer–mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has no cure and affects the membranes lining the abdominal cavity, internal organs, and can spread to the heart. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, and if you’ve ever been exposed to asbestos fibers, you may be at risk.
Although no longer in production, there are plenty of existing products that may still contain asbestos fibers, such as:
- Construction materials (insulation, plaster, textured paint)
- Automotive components (brake pads, gaskets)
- Firefighting materials
- Railroad and shipbuilding components
- Steel working and demolition
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we want to speak with you immediately. Since asbestos has a long latency period, you may have been exposed to the fibers 20 to 40 years ago and just now are developing symptoms. You may be eligible to file a claim for your condition. Contact us today for a free evaluation.