Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is often caused by long periods of exposure to asbestos and can take decades before any symptoms appear. Those diagnosed with mesothelioma are often only given a short period of time to live.
The Charlotte mesothelioma lawyers at The Nye Law Group can provide valuable assistance if you or your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and believe it was due to another’s negligence. We have won clients millions in verdicts and settlements and can discuss the situation surrounding your condition through a free legal consultation. There is no obligation and we do not charge any legal fees unless we help you gain compensation or a fair outcome in your trial.
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Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a rare form of malignant cancer found in the lining of the heart, abdomen, lungs and internal reproductive organs. Cancerous mesothelioma tumors often lay dormant for decades and only display symptoms during the final stages, leaving those diagnosed with very little time to live.
Each year, approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, and the rate at which a diagnosed patient succumbs to the cancer depends on his or her age, health and the level of development the cancer reached before a diagnosis was made.
Mesothelioma is often difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to common, less severe respiratory conditions. The symptoms for mesothelioma include:
- Chest pain and constant cough
- Shortness of breath
- Painful breathing
- Loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss
- Fluids collecting in and around the lungs
If you have a history of asbestos exposure and experienced any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately.
There is no cure for mesothelioma. Once diagnosed, a patient often has little time to act before the condition worsens. That is why you should not hesitate to contact a Charlotte mesothelioma attorney who can discuss your claim and review the legal options that would serve your best interests.
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Mesothelioma Linked to Asbestos
The only known cause of mesothelioma is long-term exposure to asbestos, a material made of small fibers that is used in insulation within buildings, ships and automobiles.
Exposure to asbestos occurs when asbestos-fibers are released into the air during activities that disturbs asbestos-containing materials. When asbestos is inhaled, the fibers collect in the lungs and form a cancerous tumor that spreads to other areas of the body.
Individuals who were not directly exposed to asbestos have can also develop mesothelioma. Second-hand exposure occurs when individuals who work or interact in an asbestos-heavy environment have traces of asbestos on their clothing or items that he or she is carrying and come into contact with others.
Despite the fact that health professionals and advocates against asbestos warned about its dangerous effects on human health, the material was largely unregulated and frequently used until the 1970’s.
Individuals who developed mesothelioma after asbestos exposure have legal rights to hold negligent or reckless individuals or companies responsible for their diagnosis. Our Charlotte mesothelioma attorneys will help you receive the justice you deserve.
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Asbestos Exposure in the U.S.
Although federal regulations and laws banning or limiting asbestos-containing materials have been in place since the 1970’s, asbestos exposure still occurs.
Manufacturers use asbestos, a naturally forming mineral fiber, as a cheap insulating material because of its strong fire-resistant qualities and ability to be incorporated into a number of materials and services.
Asbestos’ useful qualities have caused it to appear in just about every industry and occupation. The majority of those diagnosed with mesothelioma were employed in a profession that required frequent exposure to asbestos.
These professions include:
- Insulation manufacturing
- Shipbuilding and repair
- Asbestos mining and milling
- Chemical and metal manufacturing
- Power plants
- Automotive repair
- Automotive manufacturing
Through the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has regulatory responsibility for establishing standards to protect employees from being subjected to work in environments that contain heavy levels of asbestos without proper safety equipment.
Our Charlotte mesothelioma attorneys will pursue any employer or manufacturer who exposed workers or the public to dangerous levels of asbestos.
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Asbestos is Still Present Today
Although federal regulations limit the use of asbestos away from most public uses, the material can still be found in items manufactured before 1981. These items are still present in many occupations and present a danger to workers and the public. They include:
- Vinyl roof tiles
- Heat-resistant textiles
- Industrial pipe wiring
- Roofing and siding shingles
- Automobile brake linings and clutch pads
- Ceiling tiles and spray-on coatings
- Plaster, cement, putties and caulk
Health threats caused by asbestos exposure has been well-known to employers and manufacturing companies, yet some neglected to provide adequate safety measures that would protect their workers.
Asbestos is still common in buildings constructed before 1980, and any renovation or demolition of a building from this era must be met with extreme caution.
North Carolina enforces strict regulations and codes that construction managers and developers must follow to protect construction crews and the public from asbestos exposure.
Our attorneys are experienced and qualified to represent your claim if a previous employer negligently caused you or your loved one to develop mesothelioma cancer.
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What our Charlotte Mesothelioma Attorneys Will do for Your Claim
Identifying the source of an asbestos exposure is often difficult to prove due to the duration of time that passes before a diagnosis is made. That is why hiring a Charlotte mesothelioma attorney who understands the legal and medical procedures surrounding a case that presents this level of difficulty is extremely important.
The attorneys at The Nye Law Group thoroughly investigate each claim and gather every piece of evidence needed to build a successful lawsuit. We will investigate your claim by:
- Examining your previous employer, building manager or landlord for any prior mesothelioma claims filed by previous employees or tenants that are similar to your situation.
- Researching the environment in which your exposure took place for signs indicating a breach in safety codes or failure to provide adequate protection from asbestos exposure.
- Consulting with medical professionals who can support your claim that the environment in which the at-fault party exposed you or your loved one to was the cause of the mesothelioma diagnosis. If we do not reach an out-of-court settlement with the at-fault party, we may be able to use the consulting medical professional as an expert witness in a trial.
- Gathering evidence that documents your claim, such as a timeline of your or your loved one’s diagnosis, medical records, employment records and any other document that might be relative to proving your claim.
It must be proven without-a-doubt that the at-fault party was responsible for causing your or your loved one’s mesothelioma diagnosis. This will require a profound medical knowledge and contacts within the Charlotte medical community.
The Nye Law Group’s Charlotte offices are located within three miles from the Carolinas Medical Center and the Levine Cancer Institute. We will connect you with medical professionals that can provide treatment necessary for preserving your health.
Our Charlotte mesothelioma attorneys will provide you with the legal guidance and medical advisement that exemplifies our good standing within the community. We will provide the entirety of our legal resources to ensuring that every angle and positon of your claim has been covered, helping you receive the compensation you deserve.
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Contact our Charlotte Mesothelioma Attorneys Today
Receiving a diagnosis for an incurable form of cancer like mesothelioma is a devastation no one should be subjected to experiencing. Our attorneys understand your situation, and we will provide our services free of charge to help you identify those who caused this upset in your life. We only charge our clients if we help them to receive compensation and always provide a free claim consultation to discuss their options and if legal action will serve in their best interests.
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