Asbestos

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer often caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Symptoms of Mesothelioma may not appear until decades after exposure to the fibers.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally forming bundle of fibers which may be divided into threads. The fibers are heat resistant and do not conduct electricity. Due to the physical properties of asbestos, it has been widely mined for use in many different American industries. The asbestos fibers have been used for insulation, strengthening cement, roofing and fireproofing. In addition, asbestos was heavily used in the shipbuilding and automotive industries. United States Military Veterans also have an increased risk of diagnoses due to the widespread use of asbestos in the military during World War II and thereafter.

Notably, exposure to asbestos is not limited to the workplace. Individuals may also be exposed in their homes, communities and any other place where asbestos has been used or exists. It is also possible for family members of individuals who were exposed to asbestos to be diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of the fibers entering the home on the worker’s shoes and clothing.

Mesothelioma Caused by Exposure to Asbestos

The rare cancer known as mesothelioma is caused by the inhalation of microscopic asbestos fibers. These microscopic asbestos fibers enter the lungs and damage the layer of cells that line the human body’s internal organs. While any exposure to asbestos may be harmful, those who were regularly exposed to the material have a heightened risk of developing the disease.

Mesothelioma is often diagnosed in individuals who worked with asbestos including, but not limited to:

  • United States Military Members
  • Shipyard Workers
  • Construction Workers
  • Miners
What Steps Should I Take if I Have Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma is undoubtedly a difficult situation for victims and their families. Following diagnosis, the patient should continue to seek medical care and perhaps develop a treatment plan with his or her doctor. Subsequently, it is often in the victims best interests to hire an experienced Mesothelioma Attorney in order to received financial compensation from liable parties. Mesothelioma lawsuits are very complex and involve a great deal of legal analysis relating to liability and damages.

Mesothelioma Representation at the Law Firm of Altman & Altman

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you may be entitled to financial relief through a Massachusetts Mesothelioma Lawsuit.

The Mesothelioma Attorneys at Altman & Altman understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family and appreciate the physical and emotional stress that often accompanies a diagnosis of mesothelioma. Our firm will handle your mesothelioma lawsuit from start to finish and provide you with all of the necessary legal information to put your mind at ease.

The dedicated attorneys at the Massachusetts Mesothelioma Law Firm of Altman & Altman will aggressively advocate on your behalf in order to get you the compensation that you deserve. For over 40 years, the law firm of Altman & Altman has successfully handled thousands of cases and has the experience and resources necessary to effectively litigate a Mesothelioma Lawsuit. Our attorneys have negotiated and litigated millions of dollars in claims and jury awards on behalf of our clients.

Although no amount of money can adequately compensate you for the harm caused by exposure to asbestos, our firm will work vigorously to ensure that you and your family receive the justice and financial relief that you are entitled to. Our firm will assess liability in order to hold the appropriate companies liable and will not hesitate to take your case to trial if a settlement agreement cannot be reached.

At Altman & Altman, we pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all emails are responded to within 4 hours – often sooner. In addition, our Mesothelioma Attorneys will travel to your home or elsewhere to consult with you – please contact our office for an initial consultation free of charge.

Please contact the Greater Boston Mesothelioma Law Firm of Altman & Altman for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Our firm does not charge a fee unless your Mesothelioma Lawsuit or Claim is successful

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