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Despite decades of research proving that exposure to asbestos leads to a number of devastating and potentially life-threatening diseases, such as mesothelioma, the asbestos industry continued producing harmful, asbestos-containing products throughout the twentieth century. For the public, this meant an increased risk of serious illness, injury, and death as a result of asbestos exposure.

At the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC, we believe that the asbestos industry should be held accountable for its failure to put public health and safety ahead of profits. If you or your loved one was diagnosed with asbestosis, mesothelioma, or any other asbestos-related condition, you have the right to take legal action. Our Seattle-based asbestos attorneys can help you work to recover fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Contact us online or by phone at (206) 866-2832 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

Conditions & Diseases Associated with Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a naturally occurring material comprised of many microscopic fibers. By nature, it is highly flexible and durable, resistant to fire and heat, and cheap to produce, making it a popular material in the construction and manufacturing industries. For decades, asbestos was used in everything from building insulation to car gaskets to textiles to floor tiles.

When disturbed, asbestos releases its microscopic fibers into the air, where they can be breathed in or accidentally ingested. When this occurs, the fibers become permanently lodged in the lining surrounding the lungs, abdomen, heart, and other areas of the body. As the body vainly attempts to dispel the fibers, it can lead to abnormal cell growth (cancer). While this is perhaps the most serious illness associated with asbestos exposure, it is not the only complication that can occur.

Some of the conditions and diseases commonly associated with asbestos exposure include:

  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural thickening/plaques
  • Pleuritis
  • Pleural effusion
  • Lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The severity of asbestos-related issues ranges from mild to severe and may even result in death. Those most at risk of developing one or more asbestos-related condition include construction workers, factory employees, auto mechanics, and anyone who worked with or around asbestos for prolonged periods of time. The family members and others living in the same house as individuals who were exposed to asbestos were also at risk, as many workers unknowingly brought home asbestos fibers on their clothes and in their hair. In fact, anyone who has been exposed to asbestos is at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease.

Fighting for Justice & the Fair Recovery You Deserve

Although studies revealed the link between asbestos exposure and illness as far back as the turn of the century, it was not until the early 1970s that any measures were taken in the United States to limit public exposure to asbestos. And, in the early 1990s, the asbestos industry challenged and ultimately successfully overturned an attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1989 to phase out and ban asbestos. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that asbestos is not currently banned in the United States.

If you suffered a chronic illness, were diagnosed with mesothelioma, or your loved one died as a result of an asbestos-related condition, our firm can help. At the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC, we bring more than two decades of combined legal experience to each case. Our mesothelioma lawyers in Seattle work tirelessly to help you and your family pursue the best physical and financial recovery possible. We are here to answer your questions and help you navigate the legal process.

Get in touch with us today; call (206) 866-2832 or fill out and submit an online contact form in order to schedule your free initial consultation.

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