Bailey Glasser’s Asbestos and Lung Disease Group represent men and women who have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
The most common asbestos-related diseases involve the lung including Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Asbestosis, and Pleural Plaques. However, asbestos-related disease can develop in other parts of the body beyond the lungs. Research has confirmed that asbestos is also known to cause the following cancers:
- Stomach Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Throat Cancer
- Testicular Mesothelioma
- Colon Cancer
Cancer caused by asbestos exposure takes up to 20-40 years to develop after someone is exposed to asbestos which is a known carcinogen. The lag time between exposure and the development of cancer is known as the latency period. The long delay between exposure and the development of the cancer is often the reason why most cancer victims are unaware that their cancer may have been caused by exposure to asbestos which occurred many decades ago.
Many of our clients who were exposed to asbestos and developed cancer were also cigarette smokers. Tobacco use does not prevent you from filing a claim against and receiving compensation from asbestos manufacturers, suppliers and the companies that purchased and used those products in work environments.
Most people are exposed to asbestos while working in a commercial or industrial jobsite like steel mills, power plants, chemical refineries, factories, etc. In fact, according to the American Thoracic Society, asbestos exposure is the largest cause of occupational cancer in the US.
But what if you were not exposed to asbestos at work? People are also exposed to asbestos in non-work activities called para-occupational exposures which can occur during automobile, truck and motorcycle repairs (brakes, clutch, engine gaskets, and mufflers) as well as during home remodeling jobs (floor tile, ceiling tile, joint compound, siding, roofing shingles and felt).
Many men and women working hands-on with or simply around asbestos can carry the asbestos fibers home with them on their work clothing. This is known as a “Take Home” exposure and our attorneys have handled many mesothelioma and lung cancer cases for clients who were exposed to a family member’s work clothing.
Many college and universities across the US continue to allow students to live and take classes in buildings that are contaminated with asbestos building materials (floor tile, ceiling tile, ceiling spray, laboratory tables) and other various forms of insulation.
No matter where you were exposed to asbestos (work, home or at school) when cancer turns your life and your family’s life upside down, you need expert legal advice to guide you through the highly complex field of asbestos litigation. At Bailey Glasser our attorneys have decades of experience investigating our clients’ exposure history in order to determine where the exposures occurred and what companies and products were responsible for causing your cancer.
Our asbestos cases are handled on a contingency fee basis at no cost to you meaning that we only get paid if we recover money for you. Do not wait to contact us because every state has a statute of limitation which determines how much time a person or family can file an asbestos lawsuit after the person was diagnosed with cancer. Any delay on hiring an attorney may jeopardize your ability to file a claim and receive compensation. Call us today for a free, no obligation telephone consultation or to set up an in-person meeting at your home.
You may very well be in the middle of the fight for your life. You did not ask for this and you certainly did not deserve this. What you do deserve is great legal representation. Let Bailey Glasser and their highly experienced asbestos attorneys go to battle for you against the corporations and industries that caused your cancer.
- Obtained a $50 Million dollar verdict for steel mill worker who died from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos.
- Obtained over $20.8 Million dollars in settlements for workers who were exposed to asbestos and contracted and died from Mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lungs or stomach caused only by exposure to asbestos.
- Obtained over $22 Million dollars in settlements for workers who were exposed to asbestos and died from lung cancer many of which were cigarette smokers.
- Obtained over $1 Million dollars in settlements for workers who were exposed to asbestos and developed asbestosis, a non-malignant scarring of the lungs.