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Charleston, WV Mesothelioma & Asbestos
Mesothelioma occurs as a direct result of asbestos exposure. Your body can’t effectively remove the asbestos you inhale, which leads to a dangerous buildup of fibers in the lungs. The more you’re exposed to asbestos, the greater the buildup, which means more damage done to healthy cells.
No job is worth sacrificing your health. If you’ve been exposed to asbestos through your job, contact Morgan & Morgan. Fill out a free case evaluation form to find out how our asbestos law specialists can help.
What Are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
It can take years for the symptoms of mesothelioma to appear. Even if you haven’t been near asbestos in decades, your risk for the disease hasn’t declined since your last exposure. In fact, it can take as long as 50 years for the symptoms of mesothelioma to show.
If you show the following symptoms, you may want to talk to your doctor about mesothelioma:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
These symptoms may be signs of other health conditions and are worth talking to your doctor about regardless. However, any degree of asbestos exposure makes mesothelioma a possibility. People over the age of 65 experience a higher risk of mesothelioma, but people of all ages can be affected.
Which Occupations Pose a High Risk?
For years, asbestos was used in everything from insulation to plastics. Even though the asbestos industry was aware of the dangers, they continued to put workers and families at risk. Exposure to asbestos is dangerous in any amount, but people who are consistently exposed have a higher risk for mesothelioma.
These are just a few of the highest-risk occupations:
- Construction workers
- Industrial workers
There are many more jobs that put workers at risk for asbestos exposure. No matter where you’ve worked, certainly mesothelioma was not in the job description.
Should I Call a Lawyer?
Mesothelioma is a preventable condition, and yet companies knowingly expose their workers to asbestos. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you’re wondering what to do, know that you’re not in this alone.
Morgan & Morgan understands the impact that mesothelioma can have on your health and your family. We also have the skills and background to get you the compensation you deserve. When you work with us, the same asbestos law specialist will take you through your entire case. It’s our job to make the situation as stress-free as possible, and you can take comfort knowing you’re working with us from start to finish.
How Can I Get Started?
If you were exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma, contact Morgan & Morgan’s Charleston, West Virginia office. In times like these, you can count on us to protect your rights. Our team is made up of more than 700 attorneys across the United States, and we’ve won over $9 billion for our clients in total.
There’s only one Morgan & Morgan. For more information on how we can help, fill out a free, no-risk case evaluation form today