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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. For decades, asbestos was used in countless products, and a wide range of workers came in contact with deadly asbestos dust. Those that suffer from mesothelioma as a result of this exposure do have rights and can seek compensation. The asbestos attorneys in Maryland at Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP may be able to help you file an asbestos lawsuit. Contact our Baltimore, Maryland law office, serving Annapolis, Washington, DC, and nationwide clients.
Since the early 1900s, asbestos manufacturing companies, the companies who used asbestos, and their insurance companies have known that asbestos poses a deadly hazard. In the 1930s, studies demonstrated that exposure to asbestos dust could be life threatening. Moreover, the asbestos companies funded secret studies that demonstrated that asbestos causes cancer and mesothelioma. However, the asbestos companies concealed their knowledge of the deadly hazard posed by asbestos. As a result, millions of workers in the United States continued to work with and around asbestos without knowing of the danger.
In the 1970s, the United States government created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA recognized that asbestos exposure caused serious health problems including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. It also enacted regulations designed to protect American workers. However, even after the government imposed regulations, many companies continued to expose their workers to asbestos and failed to adequately warn or protect those workers. Indeed, today doctors are diagnosing asbestos, lung cancer, and mesothelioma in individuals who were exposed to asbestos in the 1970s.
Even as asbestos use was being reduced, however, countless numbers of people continued to be exposed to asbestos-containing products. Indeed, many products containing asbestos continued to be sold and used. Because asbestos was so widely used, people who contract mesothelioma and lung cancer from asbestos have been exposed to asbestos in a variety of ways and places. If you are interested in filing an asbestos lawsuit in the Annapolis, Baltimore or Washington DC area, or throughout the United States, Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP may be able to help. Contact them about a mesothelioma lawsuit today.
Asbestos & Lung Cancer
In addition to causing mesothelioma, asbestos has been found to cause lung cancer, known medically as adenocarcinoma. In fact, some studies show that, in smokers, exposure to asbestos may increase the risk of lung cancer by 800 percent. Asbestos companies and tobacco companies knew of this deadly risk for decades but did nothing to warn people of the increased risk of lung cancer posed to smokers who were exposed to asbestos.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe that you may have been exposed to asbestos, please contact Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP for a free evaluation of your asbestos claim. An asbestos lawsuit filed by our Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland or Washington, DC area clients, or any of our clients nationwide could result in substantial recoveries for the victim. A qualified asbestos attorney in Maryland can help you determine if you have an eligible case.
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