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Sarasota, FL Mesothelioma
Asbestos exposure — in any quantity — can leave you at risk for serious health concerns, including the deadly cancer mesothelioma. The human body can’t effectively remove asbestos fibers once they have been inhaled, which causes them to build up and damage otherwise healthy lung cells. Past exposure can still pose a health risk in the future, so it’s important to get yourself checked.
You shouldn’t have to risk your health to perform your occupational duties. If your job has placed you in situations where you’ve been exposed to asbestos, contact our Sarasota office today.
Complete a free, no-risk case evaluation today to get started.
What are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma can lay dormant in your body for years after the initial asbestos exposure. Because your body can’t remove the asbestos fibers, you will still have the same level of risk decades after the exposure. In some cases, mesothelioma can take as long as 50 years to appear.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you may want to contact a medical professional:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
While these symptoms are somewhat broad and could be signs of other health conditions, it’s important to visit a medical professional. Mesothelioma can also manifest in the abdomen, so any abdominal pain/swelling should be monitored. Individuals over the age of 65 are at a greater risk for the disease, but people of all ages can be at risk after being exposed to any quantity of asbestos.
Which Occupations Pose a High Risk?
Due to its widespread use as a building material, asbestos exposure can be a risk in any industry. However, because consistent exposure is exponentially more dangerous than sporadic exposure, occupations where you work in close vicinity to the material carry a much higher risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. Here are some examples of high risk occupations:
● Military services
● Electrical work
Unfortunately, there are many other positions that are at risk for asbestos exposure. Regardless of your job, you didn’t sign up to take a life-threatening disease home.
Should I Call a Lawyer?
Any employer who functions in an environment where asbestos is present is both legally and ethically obligated to impose safety regulations to limit their employees' risk of disease. However, many employers have willingly put their employees in danger, despite the well-known risk asbestos carries. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we understand and have your back.
At Morgan & Morgan, we understand that the price for pain is infinite, which is why we’ll fight for your full and fair compensation. Being the largest personal injury firm in the U.S. means we have the resources and manpower to ensure your case gets the attention it deserves. Our experienced team of mesothelioma asbestos lawyers will work with you every step of the way, and hopefully ease some of the stress from your illness.
How Can I Get Started?
If you believe asbestos exposure has led to your mesothelioma diagnosis, contact our Sarasota office today. In the most difficult moments of your life, Morgan & Morgan has your back.
Fill out a free case evaluation and take the first step toward compensation.