At Brown | Kiely, LLP, we are dedicated to litigating asbestos exposure cases and holding those responsible. Having handled claims of every sort of complexity, and worked with clients who’d been exposed to asbestos from a broad range of companies, we have a profound understanding of how to successfully maneuver through the intricacies of these cases. Our experience and skill set has not only allowed us to recover millions in compensation for asbestos exposure victims, but has also helped us to build a rock solid reputation as lead asbestos lawyers in Washington DC.
Asbestosis and mesothelioma have been proven to be caused by direct and secondary exposure to hazardous asbestos particles. It is also possible to be diagnosed with aggressive forms of lung cancer and other illnesses. Some of the most common occupations and trades responsible for asbestos exposure include, but are not limited to:
- Maritime workers
- U.S. Navy personnel
- Boiler workers
- Shipyard workers
Apart from working in an environment with direct exposure to asbestos, it is possible to inhale the sharp fibers by other means such as:
- Contaminated water
- Metal pipes
- Damaged buildings
Mesothelioma and asbestosis can occur even with low levels of exposure. Furthermore, the disease can remain dormant between 20 and 50 years. As soon as an asbestos-related illness is diagnosed, it will be in your best interest to consult an asbestos lawyer to learn about your legal options.
Treating Asbestos Exposure
There are four stages to mesothelioma, and treatment will depend on what stage the disease is at when it is first diagnosed, and the location of tumors in the body.
Stage 1 Mesothelioma – Treatment for stage 1 typically involves surgery to remove the cancer. It might also include chemo, radiation, and medication.
Stage 2, 3, and 4 – Advanced stages of mesothelioma may require surgery, chemo, and radiation placed into the cavity of the chest. The objective will be to shrink the tumors as much as possible.
Mesothelioma is not always treatable. In general, once active, it is a very aggressive disease and impossible to cure. Normally a doctor will try to prevent the spread of the cancer rather than trying to eliminate it. The mortality rate for mesothelioma is unfortunately quite high. This is why you should consult with asbestos lawyers who can help you to get compensation that not only covers your medical treatment and financial losses, but may also help you and your family and your financial future.
Call One of Our Asbestos Lawyers Now
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, help is available. At this time, there is over $40 billion in at least 100 different asbestos-related trusts for victims of exposure. If your illness derived from any of the companies associated with these trusts, you may be able to recover compensation.
Call Brown | Kiely, LLP to meet with one of our compassionate mesothelioma lawyers Washington DC clients recommend and find out what legal recourse you may have.