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Asbestos Poisoning

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Many products and materials have asbestos. People may be exposed through their work in the construction, railroad and shipbuilding industries, but many others are at risk of being harmed by exposure to asbestos.

 

Asbestos is associated with several life-threatening diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

 

Our law firm will represent individuals exposed to asbestos and their families in lawsuits against manufacturers of materials containing asbestos. If you would like more information on how we can help you, please contact us immediately.

 

The only known cause for mesothelioma, among the labour force in Canada, is asbestos. Asbestos exposure is also responsible for other life threatening conditions, including an increased risk of other lung cancers and asbestosis, a serious lung condition.

 

Other areas of asbestos exposure are not limited to work sites. Asbestos also affects employees’ families, where asbestos is transported to their homes from contaminated materials on their person.

 

Some of the most common occupations that may be affected by asbestos related illness include:

 

  • Boat Yard employees
  • Brick lawyers
  • Carpenters
  • Cement finishers
  • Lathers
  • Machinists
  • Plasterers
  • Paper mill workers
  • Railroad workers
  • Roofers
  • Steel and sheet metal workers
  • Welders

…. as well as other fields of employment.

 

Many people in Canada will be exposed to asbestos, often unknown to the individual at the time. Asbestos was commonly used in the construction of homes, commercial structures, schools and other institutions.

 

Most people who may come in contact with asbestos will not be exposed in high enough levels to be of concern. People at greatest risk for contracting or developing an asbestos-related illness are those who are around asbestos on a regular basis.

 

Common Symptoms of Mesothelioma

 

While the initial symptoms of mesothelioma are often quite general and vague, a sign of another less serious medical issue, there are some common symptoms that appear in mesothelioma and asbestos cancer sufferers.

 

This list often includes:

 

  • Accumulation of fluid between the two linings of the lung and chest cavity (pleural effusions)
  • Back pain
  • Chest pains
  • Coughing up blood
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness that will not stop
  • Nausea
  • Sensory loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of the arms and face

 

There are a variety of available treatments which can include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. As with any serious medical condition, it’s encouraged to discuss any potential options and negative consequences with a skilled, licensed medical practitioner.

 

Contact us Today, we’re here to Help.

 

Both workers and their families are represented by our personal injury lawyers in lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers.

 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we strongly encourage you to contact us today. We can help to fight for your maximum injury compensation against asbestos manufacturers.

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