Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that attacks the lining of the heart, testicles, abdomen, or lungs. It is caused by the exposure to and inhalation of asbestos fibers. Asbestos naturally occurs within our environment and is naturally resistant to heat, electricity, chemicals, and water. Because it is so versatile, asbestos has been used since the 1800s in multiple industries and household products including ships, heating, insulation, and automotive parts.
Though asbestos has been found to cause harm to individuals that inhale it, it is still used in multiple products and applications today. Asbestos use is regulated by the United States, but you may still find it in the following:
- Cigarette filters
- Electrical partitions
- Fire proofing materials
- Vinyl products
- Drywall taping compounds
While you may believe that asbestos isn’t used in applications that could affect you, the reality is that it is everywhere. Our Baltimore asbestos attorneys encourage you to take the proper precautions whenever you may be agitating something with asbestos. If you’re not sure if you have asbestos in your home, have a licensed inspector come and take a look before you do any type of DIY work.
Our Baltimore Mesothelioma Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer and you believe it was the result of asbestos exposure, you may have legal rights. Contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today so we can review your case for free and determine if we could get you a settlement or cash award. Call us today at (410) 625-9330.