“Asbestos: Once a magic mineral, but always a killer dust.” -Sign in Canada

Due to the fact that asbestos is heat and chemical resistant and indestructible, but yet soft and flexible, more similar to wool or cotton than to other minerals, many people thought asbestos was the “magic mineral” or “miracle substance.” However, over the past 40 years, asbestos dust has been linked to cancer and lung disease. As a result, asbestos — once known as nature’s perfect gift — has become known as the “killer dust” that is responsible for thousands of deaths.

Unfortunately, this epidemic will continue for many years.

When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they can lodge in the lungs or be swallowed and lodge in the stomach. Once in either the lung or stomach, asbestos fibers can remain there for a long time. Since asbestos is a carcinogen, asbestos exposure can gradually lead to diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis (a scarring of the lungs which makes breathing difficult), mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lungs or stomach), esophageal cancer, colon cancer and rectal cancer.

The World Heath Organization estimates 107,000 people die each year worldwide from asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. In the United States, asbestos exposure is the largest cause of occupational cancer, according to the American Thoracic Society.

If you or a loved one worked with or were exposed to asbestos and suffered injuries as a result of the exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. The Asbestos Victims Litigation Group is committed to representing you in cases pertaining to asbestos-related diseases. You can rely on us to provide you with the professional legal services you need.

Contact us for a free consultation toll-free at 800-916-4400 or ask us a question at info@asbestosvictimslitigationgroup.com. Remember, there is no fee for our services unless we win your case.