Phoenix Mesothelioma Attorneys
Asbestos exposure is an ongoing problem in America, with some experts estimating that 10,000 people die each year as a result. The problem is a rare form of cancer that tends to result from ongoing asbestos exposure: mesothelioma. Exposure can be an occupational hazard in homes where there is unsecured or crumbling asbestos, but the job that sees by far the largest amount of airborne asbestos is construction. Because so many buildings were intentionally designed with asbestos materials until a few decades ago, any construction job that involves handling these materials could expose workers to an unacceptable level of asbestos.
It takes exposure over a good amount of time to begin the process that leads to this cancer. The mechanism is still not completely understood, but what is known is that microscopic fibers from the asbestos become embedded in the lungs, and cannot be purged. What this means for construction workers is that they require strong protection against inhaling asbestos if they want to avoid health issues. Although the federal government has mandated strict protocols for the destruction and removal of asbestos, many construction sites do not heed those guidelines, either through ignorance or laziness.
The difficulty with winning a lawsuit of this kind is that mesothelioma can be very slow to develop. It may take years or decades before the symptoms appear, and by then there may be little evidence remaining of the hazards that existed on a given site. Suits such as these can be won and the rewards can be substantial, however, if you work with an experienced attorney who understands how to navigate the system. Considerable resources must be devoted to providing a preponderance of evidence, so you want to work with an attorney who has a track record of success in this area.
Breyer Law Offices, P.C. is just such a firm. With a 98% success rate of broad-ranging personal injury litigation, and a team of uncommonly dedicated Phoenix construction injury lawyers, we offer one of the most comprehensive and compelling approaches anywhere in Arizona. If you or someone you love has become stricken with mesothelioma and you want to seek justice aggressively, please call The Husband & Wife Law Team or CLICK HERE to submit a Simple Case Form.
- Health Effects of Exposure to Substances and Carcinogens
- Mesothelioma - Merck Manual
- Asbestosis - Merck Manual