Asbestos Exposure? You May Deserve Compensation

Asbestos is a natural mineral that was once commonly used in many industries throughout the United States. Asbestos is a heat-resistant substance that was used in insulation, cement and other substances. Of course, when asbestos fibers break, any person in the vicinity can inhale these microscopic particles. Over time, this exposure can lead to any number of harmful and often fatal diseases.

Companies that mined asbestos, manufactured asbestos-related products or simply used asbestos in their industries knew or should have known about the risks involved with this substance. Unfortunately, these companies failed to protect their workers.

At Savinis, Kane, & Gallucci, L.L.C., our Pittsburgh asbestos exposure attorneys are devoted to helping people recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. We are trial lawyers who will work tirelessly to build a strong case for your damages. Over our careers, we have helped people who have suffered all types of diseases caused by asbestos exposure, including:

  • Asbestosis: This disease involves the scarring of the lungs, caused by long-term exposure to asbestos. One major symptom of asbestosis is extreme shortness of breath. People with asbestosis also face higher risks for other diseases.
  • Mesothelioma: An extremely rare cancer of the lining of the lungs, chest or heart, mesothelioma is always fatal. Its only known cause is exposure to asbestos. Unlike asbestosis, one does not need to have endured prolonged exposure to asbestos in order to contract mesothelioma.
  • Asbestos-related lung cancer: Many people who are exposed to asbestos later develop lung cancer. Many people with this disease were also smokers. Asbestos exposure and smoking, taken together, can dramatically increase a person's risk for this disease.

Typically it takes decades for asbestos exposure to develop into an asbestos-related disease. Our Pennsylvania asbestosis lawyers are able to gather evidence, sometimes very old evidence, to demonstrate the link between asbestos exposure and disease.

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