Asbestos Injury Information

           Asbestos has been used for many years because of its resistance to heat and most chemicals.  Because of these properties, asbestos fibers have been used in the manufacture of a wide range of goods such as: roofing shingles, paper products, cement products, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, textiles, coatings, automobile brakes, clutches and transmissions.

                Continued exposure to asbestos can increase the amount of fibers that remain in the lungs.  This could cause potentially fatal diseases. 

                Asbestosis is a serious, long-term disease.  The inhalation of asbestos fibers irritate the tissues in the lung and cause scarring.  The scarring makes it difficult for oxygen to get into the blood.  Symptoms include: shortness of breath, persistent chest pains, anemia and hoarseness.

                People who have worked in the mining, milling or manufacture of asbestos, have a greater probability of developing lung cancer.  The symptoms are: coughing, a change in breathing, shortness of breath, persistent chest pains, hoarseness and anemia.

                Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that may not show up for years after exposure to asbestos.  It is found in the membrane (thin lining) of the lung, chest, abdomen and heart and is nearly always linked to asbestos exposure.

                If you, or someone you know, have these symptoms, the first thing to do is to call your doctor.  Don’t wait.  Once you have a diagnosis, you need to speak to an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in asbestos injuries.  You need someone who will fight for your rights.  I invite you to visit our website at www.dreamlegalteam.com.    You can fill out an online consultation form or engage in an online chat.  Again, the website is www.dreamlegalteam.com. 

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