Asbestos Injuries | Mesothelioma | Cancer
St. Louis is a city with a rich industrial past. Industry has been a source of a healthy economy for the Gateway to the West since before the turn of the 20th century. But with the good, also comes the bad.
Many of the factories and manufacturing plants, including the automobile industry and mining facilities in our area were well known to have used products that contained asbestos, a dangerous carcinogen. This issue is not unique to St. Louis, of course. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the United States implemented tough restrictions against the use of asbestos, but the damage was already done.
Exposure to Asbestos
Asbestos, when disturbed, releases tiny fibers into the air. These particles become trapped in the lungs and stay there for many years. Over time, these fibers can accumulate and lead to serious health problems such as mesothelioma, cancers and other diseases.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma symptoms may vary from person to person and a number of variables can be involved. Some of the more common asbestos-related mesothelioma cancer symptoms associated with pleural mesothelioma and other types of mesothelioma include:
- Shortness of breath
- Severe coughing
- Coughing of blood
- Chest pain
- Rapid weight loss
- Abdominal bloating
- Fatigue with minimal exertion
Because the symptoms of mesothelioma are common to a wide range of other illnesses and diseases — the cancer may have progressed to an advanced stage by the time a diagnosis is made.
Since it can take more than 20 years for asbestos exposure to develop into these potentially deadly diseases, we are now seeing up to 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma and related diseases being diagnosed each year – just about the time when these victims should be looking forward to a happy retirement.
Sadly, the danger of asbestos exposure was well known by many of these companies and manufacturers, including a startling number right here in St. Louis. Even members of our military have suffered from exposure.
Many common occupations are now known to have exposed individuals to asbestos. These include:
Textile Mill Workers
Automobile Manufacturing Production Workers
Building Products Manufacturing Workers
Building Engineers and Construction Workers
If you or any member of your family has worked in any of these jobs or industries, you may have been exposed to asbestos.
Personal Injury Attorney for Asbestos-Related Diseases
If you or a loved one is a victim of mesothelioma or another disease resulting from working around this dangerous carcinogen, there is help. The Lieser Law Firm wants to make sure the companies who knowingly exposed workers to these dangers are held accountable.
We will guide you or your loved one with the very best help available. Our mission is to help you obtain fair compensation for the immeasurable suffering that results from such needless exposure. We’ll stand by you and hold these companies accountable for placing profits over people.
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