In the 1970s, asbestos was used in many industries, until scientists realized that using it exposed people to certain health risks. Unfortunately, many people who were exposed to asbestos as children in the ’70s and ’80s are just realizing the effects now. At DeBlase Brown Eyerly LLP in Los Angeles, we are committed to aggressively pursuing damages for life-threatening, asbestos-caused diseases.
Cancer: The Main Disease Caused By Asbestos
A report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) confirms four types of cancer caused by asbestos: mesothelioma, lung, laryngeal and ovarian. Most cases of asbestos cancers are linked to occupational exposure. Environmental or secondhand asbestos can also result in cancer. Even lifestyle factors such as smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can increase your risk of developing an asbestos-related cancer. Common diseases resulting from asbestos exposure include:
- Mesothelioma, a type of cancer that can affect the lungs, abdomen, chest cavity or heart cavity
- Asbestosis, a lung disease with symptoms such as shortness of breath, dry cough, clubbing of fingers and loss of appetite
- Cancer affecting the lungs, pancreas, esophagus, abdomen, larynx and ovaries
If you were exposed to asbestos, many years ago or quite recently and have developed health complications, contact our mesothelioma lawyers. We are tenacious about helping people including veterans fight for the compensation they deserve after an asbestos-caused diagnosis.
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At DeBlase Brown Eyerly LLP, we proudly help residents of California and throughout the U.S. seek compensation for damages to help cover hospital expenses, medication costs, lost wages and more. You don’t deserve to suffer and you shouldn’t feel burdened by unexpected medical bills. Call us today at 310-243-6607 or send us a message online to start pursuing the compensation you deserve.