Can you imagine working hard for years and finding out you have been breathing in toxic, life-altering chemicals? Have you been exposed to asbestos during your work career? Your asbestos exposure lawsuit may call for lawyers who work at all levels of the justice system and travel nationwide on behalf of our clients.
HAVE YOU BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!
On this website you can gather more information about different types of asbestos fibers and products, learn about asbestos-related diseases (such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer), become aware of new medical treatment options, and understand our firm’s role in the history of asbestos litigation.
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Understanding Asbestos Litigation
When a potential client with mesothelioma approaches our office, the initial contact is often with our intake department. This starts an information-gathering process. We ask potential clients to provide us with essential information about themselves, their family members, their work history, their exposure to asbestos, and their medical history. We also obtain releases so that we can order employment and medical records. As soon as we have sufficient information, we decide if we can recommend filing suit and if our firm can represent this person.
What does asbestos have to do with mesothelioma?
The only known cause of mesothelioma in the U.S. is previous exposure to asbestos fibers. Asbestos manufacturers knew about the hazards of asbestos seventy years ago, but they kept this knowledge to themselves. The first warnings to workers exposed to asbestos were given in the mid-1960s, and they were terribly inadequate. Even today, workers are not always told they are working around asbestos and are at risk for asbestos disease.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos-Related Disease
Recognizing early symptoms of malignant mesothelioma may aid in diagnosis. Symptoms include difficulty in breathing (dyspnea) and/or chest pains, fever, nausea or anemia. Other signals are hoarseness, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), or coughing up blood (hemoptysis). For many suffering from pleural mesothelioma, there may be pain in the chest or lower back. Those people with peritoneal mesothelioma may experience an expanding waist size or abdominal pain resulting from the growth of cancer cells in the abdomen.
Since many of these symptoms are also caused by less serious illnesses, it can be difficult to recognize asbestos-related diseases in the early stages. Due to this difficulty of early diagnosis of asbestos cancer and mesothelioma, the best way to determine your health risk is to consult a doctor for an initial examination, which may include a pulmonary function test (PFT) and x-rays.
If you need information about asbestos exposure or disease, or have questions about filing an asbestos lawsuit, please call our office for a FREE legal case evaluation. Gregg Harrison is experienced in handling asbestos claims and has an established track record getting compensation for victims for all types of injuries.
Gregg S. Harrison, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Greater Houston/Northwest Houston Asbestos Poisoning Lawyer
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