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The correlation between prolonged asbestos exposure and a series of extremely severe conditions such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma has been demonstrated by multiple studies within the past four decades. Asbestos claims are currently increasing in the U.S. due to the increasing number of people diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.

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Over 75 U.S. Occupational Groups Exposed to High Concentrations of Asbestos

The use of asbestos in various industries was prevalent before the mid 1980s, the dangers of asbestos were carefully covered up by companies. Between the 1920s and the 1980s, people who worked in construction, maintenance, heavy industry and military were in contact with high concentrations of asbestos.

Years later many of these victims have developed serious diseases, along with their family members whom also got sick, from the asbestos fibers they were bringing home on their clothes and hair.

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Veterans, military and navy personnel, suffering from lung cancer, other cancers and pulmonary diseases are entitled to compensation.

Veterans & Asbestos Exposure

Environmental Litigation Group works on a contigency fee basis, meaning that our you do not have to pay us upfront. You only owe us if we obtain compensation on your behalf. The initial consultation with us is free. In order for us to file an asbestos trust fund claim, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • You received a medical diagnosis in the last 3 years, such as lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma or another asbestos related cancer, following an environmental or occupational exposure to asbestos.
  • You were employed and worked in one of the high risk asbestos exposure occupations and asbestos fibers have been detected in your lungs. Even if you have not yet developed an asbestos-related condition, the risk is very high and unfortunately, your health will most probably be severely affected in the future. We can file an asbestos claim with the trust funds after a proper diagnosis and you can obtain compensation. Additionally, the sum will substantially increase if you are diagnosed with lung cancer or a type of mesothelioma.

Eligible asbestos caused diseases. You have 3 years to file for a claim. Contact us right away.

Average cost of surgery

$15,000

Average cost of chemotherapy

$9,360

Asbestos Lung Cancer Early Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
Our Clients With Lung Cancer

Average cost of surgery

$37,450

Average cost of chemotherapy

$30,592

Peural mesothelioma symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Jaundice
  • Fever

Pericardial mesothelioma symptoms

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Fatigue

Peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms

  • Fluid buildup in the abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain

Testicular mesothelioma symptoms

  • Pain and/or swelling of the testicles
  • Hydrocele
Our Clients With Mesothelioma

Average cost of surgery

$42,450

Asbestos Early Symptoms

  • Chest pains
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Persistent dry coughing
  • Finger clubbing
Our Clients With Asbestosis

Average cost of surgery

$30,138

Average cost of chemotherapy

$25,000

Esophageal Cancer Early Symptoms

  • Chest pains
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Cough
Our Clients With Esophageal Cancer

Average cost of radiation therapy

$11,100

Average cost of chemotherapy

$12,000

Throat Cancer Early Symptoms

  • A lump in the neck
  • Pain or difficulty while swallowing
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Ear pain
  • A sore throat that does not resolve
  • Wheezing and persistent cough
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Nasal congestion and bleeding
  • Facial pain
  • Tinnitus and hearing changes
Our Clients With Throat Cancer

Average cost of surgery

$31,865

Average cost of chemotherapy

$42,450

Gastrointestinal Cancer Early Symptoms

  • Abdominal discomfort/pain
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
Our Clients With Gastrointestinal Cancer

Average cost of surgery

$31,738

Average cost of chemotherapy

$45,997

Colon Cancer Early Symptoms

  • Change in bowel habits
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Pain
Our Clients With Colon Cancer

Average cost of surgery

$22,435

Pulmonary Fibrosis Early Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough
  • Shallow breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Joints and muscle pain
  • Clubbing
Our Clients With Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pleural plaques do not require treatment.

Pleural Plaques Early Symptoms

  • Pleural plaques rarely cause perceivable symptoms. However, some people may experience shortness of breath.
Our Clients With Pleural Plaques

Pleural thickening is irreversible, some treatment might consist in bronchodilators.

Diffuse Pleural Thickening Early Symptoms

  • chest tightness
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • difficulty breathing
  • a persistent cough
  • reduced movement of the chest wall
Our Clients With Diffuse Pleural Thickening

Average cost of treatment

$4,000

COPD Early Symptoms

  • wheezing
  • difficulty breathing
  • swollen feet, ankles or legs
  • tightness in the chest
  • unintentional weight loss
  • shortness of breath during physical activities
  • a productive cough
  • low muscle endurance
  • frequent respiratory infections
Our Clients With COPD

Average cost of surgery

$14,000

Average cost of chemotherapy

$8,900

Bronchial Cancer Early Symptoms

  • persistent cough
  • chest pain
  • spitting up blood while coughing
  • frequent lung infections (pneumonia)
Our Clients With Bronchial Cancer

Non-eligible asbestos caused diseases. Generally our clients get a secondary diagnosis with this diagnosis. Check with your doctor.

Bladder Cancer Early Symptoms

  • Hematuria
  • Dysuria
  • Weight loss
Our Clients With Bladder Cancer

Pleurisy Early Symptoms

  • shortness of breath
  • coughing
  • chest pain
  • difficulty breathing
  • chest tenderness
  • pain in the neck, shoulders or abdomen
Our Clients With Pleurisy

Lung Nodules Early Symptoms

  • In most cases, lung nodules do not produce any symptoms and are discovered incidentally during X-rays or CT scans.
Our Clients With Lung Nodules

Asthma Early Symptoms

  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • A persistent cough
Our Clients With Asthma

Emphysema Early Symptoms

  • A persistent cough
  • Wheezing
  • Frequent upper respiratory tract infections
  • Feeling tired easily/lack of energy
Our Clients With Emphysema

Tuberculosis Early Symptoms

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • A persistent Cough, productive
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
Our Clients With Tuberculosis

Chronic Bronchitis Early Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest
Our Clients With Chronic Bronchitis

Pleural Effusion Early Symptoms

  • sharp chest pain
  • a dry cough
  • shortness of breath
  • fever
  • hiccups
  • clubbed fingers
  • fatigue
  • chest tightness
Our Clients With Pleural Effusion

Pneumonitis Early Symptoms

  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of appetite
  • fatigue
  • clubbed fingers
  • unintentional weight loss
  • difficulty breathing
  • a burning sensation in the chest
Our Clients With Pneumonitis

Histoplasmosis Early Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fever with chills
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
Our Clients With Histoplasmosis

Rounded atelectasis is not usually accompanied by perceivable symptoms. However, in severe cases, one or more of the following symptoms may occur:

  • difficulty breathing
  • wheezing
  • fever
  • coughing up blood
  • rapid breathing
  • chest pain
  • shortness of breath
Our Clients With Rounded Atelectasis

Have You Lost a Family Member to Occupational Asbestos Exposure? We Can Help.

Oftentimes, victims of asbestos exposure refuse to seek financial compensation during their lifetime or they tragically pass away before finding out whether their asbestos claim was approved. In such circumstances, family members can step in and can either file a claim with asbestos trust funds to recover compensation on behalf of their loved one or, if the injured person had already taken legal action before death, they can take their place in the case so as to bring the process to fruition. Regardless of your situation, a lawyer specialized in asbestos litigation will efficiently help you pursue financial compensation. If you have a family member who lost their life to lung cancer, mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys, who have been handling asbestos exposure cases for over 25 years. They will provide you with quality legal assistance and do all in their power to achieve the most desirable outcome for your case.

Call 205.328.9200 Occupations Leading to Asbestos Exposure

Family Members With Secondary Asbestos Exposure Are Also Eligible for Financial Compensation

The majority of people who are now struggling with a cancerous or asbestos disease have been exposed to high levels of asbestos in the workplace. However, their families were not safe either, as most companies did not require employees to change their clothes after the work shift ended. Thus, significant amounts of toxic asbestos fibers would be carried home, where family members unknowingly inhaled them. Secondary exposure accounts for approximately 8% of all diagnosed asbestos-related cancer cases annually.

If you suffer from mesothelioma or lung cancer and have a loved one who worked directly with asbestos, your disease is very likely to be the result of secondary exposure. Our attorneys can provide you with quality legal assistance and will do all in their power to help you recover fair compensation for your injury.

How Do We Carry Out Asbestos Exposure Cases?

Common Questions

Since asbestos exposure occurred in the workplace, you may think that it is the employer who will be held accountable for victims' terrible diseases. In reality, the issue of liability is much more complex.

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Oftentimes, multiple asbestos companies are responsible for a person's injury. Employers, asbestos suppliers, as well as manufacturers can be simultaneously held accountable.

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Yes definitely, one can seek legal action on behalf of a close relative who has lost his/her life to an asbestos-related disease.

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As much as 5,000 consumer products including small appliances and building materials contained asbestos as per the National Cancer Institute.

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The most common signs of asbestos-related diseases usually involve lung-related symptoms because asbestos exposure primarily results in lung diseases. These include chest pain, shortness of breath, and chronic cough.

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Legal Help For Victims Exposed to Asbestos Anywhere in U.S.

The environmental case is unique. Not many lawyers do this type of work. We have handled thousands of cases that have taken us all over the country. We have a core group of attorneys and staff that have worked solely on asbestos cases for almost 22 years.

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