Mesothelioma (pronounced: Me-so-thee-lee-O-ma) is a rare and particularly dangerous form of cancer that most often forms in the lining of the lungs. By the time the disease is diagnosed, it has often spread to other parts of the body.
But there is a direct link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. And, almost always, that exposure occurred in a workplace or jobsite.
In Alabama, there were thousands of factories, mills, refineries, shipyards and construction sites where asbestos was used daily. The tiny dust-like particles would fill the air whenever workers sanded, cut, scraped or smoothed products containing asbestos. Breathing the contaminated air was unavoidable because employees were rarely protected with safety devices used to prohibit asbestos fibers from getting into their lungs.
Hardworking men and women across Alabama were routinely exposed to asbestos and thought nothing of it. They didn’t knowits dangers.
Asbestos manufacturers did. Medical evidence from as long ago as the 1930s proved the manufacturers knew asbestos exposure could be lethal. Sadly, that did not stop them from making and selling a product they knew was a killer.
Across Alabama, cities and towns were home to hundreds of factories where asbestos was routinely used. In textile mills, industrial plants, paper mills, railroad yards, shipyards, refineries and on construction sites, workers put their health at risk every day they reported to work.
Today, many of the people diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer are retired. They worked for most of their lives and thought their retirement years would give them opportunities to enjoy life. But in some families, those dreams have been interrupted. Rather than spending time with their families, doing a little fishing or volunteering at their churches, they are making trips to Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile or Montgomery to seek treatment for cancer.
The Keahey Law Firm cannot help with the medical treatment. But we can bring financial relief to asbestos victims and their families. Please call us to find out if you may qualify for large asbestos settlements.
If you are a surviving family member of someone who died of lung cancer or mesothelioma, you could also qualify for substantial cash settlements.
Take the first step. Call the Keahey Law Firm. 205-871-0707. The call is free and so is the consultation. In fact, our firm never collects a penny unless we get a cash settlement for you.