Asbestos and Mesothelioma - Our Attorney Represents You

Once a popular industrial and consumer product, asbestos is recognized today as a potent carcinogen. For many years after the danger was known, companies whose business depended on asbestos tried to hide the truth or failed to adequately protect their workers from harm. Today, many of these innocent people suffer from mesothelioma and other illnesses linked to asbestos. An attorney from our firm, located near Malden and Boston, Massachusetts, can help your family seek compensation for asbestos-related health problems.

About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer affecting specialized tissue known as the mesothelium that lines the lungs and other organs. Its only known cause is asbestos exposure. The condition typically takes many years to manifest, so many people who were exposed to asbestos decades ago are only now beginning to show symptoms of various types of mesothelioma. For these unfortunate asbestos exposure victims, mesothelioma treatment requires enormous expense. Hiring an attorney may be the only effective way to seek the compensation needed to pay for medical care.

Beginning in the 1970s, Rodman, Rodman & Sandman began providing exceptional representation to mesothelioma and asbestos victims. Because we were one of the first law firms to represent such individuals, the expertise of our attorneys in the field is unsurpassed.

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is typically absorbed as a dust in the air during breathing. Individuals who worked with asbestos may also have carried the dust home on their clothes, inadvertently putting family members at risk of illness. Employees whose jobs entailed exposure to asbestos without appropriate protective equipment are in danger and should contact an asbestos and mesothelioma attorney and discuss the issue with a doctor.

Most cases of asbestos exposure arise from unsafe working conditions. At-risk workers include those who worked in mining, processing, manufacturing, and construction. Even well after asbestos was known to be hazardous, many employers failed to take sufficient precautions to ensure the safety of their employees. In fact, some tried to cover up or de-emphasize the danger posed by asbestos because they feared it would hurt their profits.

Additionally, because asbestos is a cheap, abundant, and effective insulant, asbestos-containing products flooded the market for decades even after asbestos was found to be unsafe. It was popular in housing insulation, paint, and many other consumer products before its use was restricted in the 1970s.

Other Asbestos-related Illnesses

In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos has been linked to many other diseases. Your attorney will ask about lung cancer, asbestosis, and other related conditions. Lung and other cancers are many times more common among former asbestos workers, particularly those who smoke. Asbestosis is a debilitating chronic respiratory condition caused by asbestos fiber buildup in the lungs. Like mesothelioma, these conditions are expensive to treat, painful, and potentially deadly. Regardless of the condition, the earlier that at-risk individuals seek medical attention, the better.

Meet with a Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorney from Rodman, Rodman & Sandman

If you or a member of your family has been affected by mesothelioma or asbestos exposure, an attorney can help. Serving Boston, Malden, and the surrounding areas, the law firm of Rodman, Rodman & Sandman has helped lead the fight against asbestos exposure for decades. Contact our mesothelioma and asbestos law firm today to discuss your case with an attorney.