Non Traditional Asbestos Exposure
Advocates for Victims of Asbestos Mesothelioma
Asbestos has been linked to numerous dangerous, potentially deadly diseases.
Malignant mesothelioma is the most well-known, most serious, of asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma is a serious form of cancer that affects the lining around the body’s organs including the lungs, abdomen, and heart. Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma.
How Are Individuals Exposed to Asbestos?
Many individuals were exposed to the dangerous substance in industries such as construction, manufacturing—even the military.
Other “nontraditional” forms of asbestos exposure include:
Protect Your Health. Talk to Your Doctor About Mesothelioma Screening.
Unfortunately, asbestos was not banned from use in manufacturing until 1979. Today, individuals working in some industries may still face routine exposure to asbestos due to old products not yet updated or removed. Even years or decades after exposure, it is important to be alert and to take charge of your health. Symptoms of mesothelioma can appear 20-50 years after exposure. Ask your doctor about mesothelioma screening.
Some tests that can be used to find out whether or not you have mesothelioma include:
- Chest cavity X-rays
- Biopsy of the lining of the lung or the "pleura”
- Cytology of the fluid within the lining of the lung or the “pleural fluid”
- Chest CT scan
- Lung biopsy
Speak with Our National Mesothelioma Lawyers Today
Learn more about your rights related to asbestos exposure. Our firm can provide representation for your case. We can come to your home to speak with you and assess your case. Get in touch with our caring team of trial attorneys for more information about mesothelioma and your legal options.
We are here for you. Call BCH at (888) 367-7160 for a free case evaluation.