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Asbestos Miners

Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Miners and the communities based around asbestos, vermiculite and taconite mines are at the greatest risk of developing asbestos-related diseases. As a miner, you came in direct contact with large deposits of this carcinogenic mineral. When these deposits were mined, airborne concentrations increased greatly. Upon inhalation of the fibers, asbestos causes significant irritation to the lungs and bronchioles.

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There were elevated rates of asbestos-related diseases in the families of miners from the asbestos brought home on their clothing and working gear.

The time lag between exposure and asbestos-caused diseases for both the miners and the residents of the mining communities is of 10 to 40 years, when it is already too late for any treatment option to work.

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We also represent the close relatives of asbestos miners that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in asbestos miners

Having been exposed to asbestos repeatedly, the plant workers and their families have a high risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses. These illnesses consist not only of pulmonary affections but also of different types of cancers, all of which can result in fatal resolutions.

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Gallbladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How can we help asbestos miners that were exposed to asbestos?

If you were affected by a prolonged exposure to asbestos in these carcinogenic mines, we will make sure you receive justice by submitting the required legal documents to file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies that caused your health to deteriorate.

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