Diseases caused by the direct or indirect exposure to asbestos can be difficult to live with, and the personal injury lawyers at The Barnes Firm are fully aware of the various challenges victims of these diseases must face. Our law firm’s team of attorneys is dedicated to helping blameless victims of asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases, and their family members receive the appropriate compensation and justice for their cases. From San Francisco to San Diego, CA, The Barnes Firm’s knowledgeable and skilled asbestos lawyers and mesothelioma attorneys are prepared to provide top legal counsel to their clients.
The Characteristics and Dangers of Asbestos
Asbestos is a natural microscopic fiber that was mined throughout North America, Russia, China, and Kazakhstan for many years. In the past, asbestos was referred to as the “magic mineral” because of its uncanny capacity for heat insulation and its particularly high resistance to fire, electricity, and corrosion. The fibrous mineral is soft and flexible, making it the ideal material for fire-proofing and insulating homes, factories, businesses, and even military buildings and ships up to the late 1970s.
Regrettably, the properties that make asbestos so useful also make exposure to it extremely virulent and, in many cases, lethal. Asbestos fibers are easily inhaled and can stay in the lungs for years and years, eventually causing deadly diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Asbestos inhalation was commonly experienced by factory workers, construction workers, military personnel, and their families who were continuously exposed to the microscopic fibers. Though asbestos is not used in new buildings, it is still found in older buildings, putting those nearby at risk of exposure and keeping asbestos-caused diseases a major medical and legal issue in America today.
If you, a friend, or a relative has been diagnosed with a disease caused by asbestos exposure, our law firm’s San Francisco and San Diego asbestos lawyers can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Asbestos Diseases Overview
Mesothelioma is the only cancer directly caused by asbestos exposure. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they adhere to your internal tissue and cause cancer cells to develop in the lungs and the protective lining of other internal organs.
As mesothelioma is caused only by asbestos exposure, if you are suffering from this disease, you are entitled to a personal injury claim and considerable compensation for treatments and medical bills. Give The Barnes Firm’s mesothelioma attorneys in San Francisco a call today.
Asbestosis is not a cancer, so the treatments and symptoms are very different from those suffering from mesothelioma. Instead of causing cancer cell proliferation, asbestosis is a disease where inhaled asbestos fibers latch themselves to the lungs’ inner layers, causing fibrosis, which can lead to breathing and heart issues and heart disease.
Asbestosis cases from San Diego to San Francisco need to be handled by experienced and knowledgeable asbestos lawyers at a law firm that specializes in these personal injury claims. Contact us today to get the results you deserve.
Asbestosis and mesothelioma may be the only diseases caused directly by exposure to asbestos fibers, but the inflammatory effects of asbestos can result in the development of lung cancer.
If the asbestos lawyers from The Barnes Firm find strong evidence that in any way suggests that asbestos exposure contributed to your lung cancer diagnosis, we can build up your case and get you appropriately compensated for your disease.
Mesothelioma Attorneys in San Diego & San Francisco, CA
The Barnes Firm’s experienced asbestos lawyers and mesothelioma attorneys are committed to offering the best legal counsel and representation to the victims of asbestos-caused diseases and their families. Our lawyers are passionate and prideful of their successful cases in the asbestos arena. They know the law and are up to the challenge of getting you and you family remunerated for any cases involving asbestos-related diseases.
For more details on asbestos exposure or to have The Barnes Firm’s mesothelioma attorneys and personal injury lawyers help you make your claim, contact us today for a free case evaluation, or give us a call at 800-800-0000.