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Lung cancer is not always caused by smoking

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The medical evidence is undeniable, Asbestos can cause many forms of lung cancer. Medical research has proven that if a person who was exposed to asbestos, also smokes, that person has a 50x greater chance of getting lung cancer. Even if a person was a heavy smoker, if that person also was exposed to asbestos, […]

U.S. Veterans and Mesothelioma

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For much of the 20th century, young sailors helped to protect America while serving onboard U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine ships.  Today, some of them are fighting for their lives because of a silent enemy that was present on those vessels. Shipbuilders frequently used products containing asbestos in the construction of military ships.  […]

Why Mesothelioma Occurs in Alabama

Mesothelioma is a fatal type of cancer that is always related to asbestos exposure. Usually, mesothelioma involves the lining of the lungs. Sometimes, mesothelioma is appears in the lining of the abdomen area. When a patient is diagnosed with mesothelioma and told of its connection to asbestos, the reaction is often the same: “I never […]

Frequently asked questions about asbestos

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For more than 25 years, the Keahey Law Firm has worked with people whose lives have been turned upside down because of asbestos. Often, they have questions about their illnesses. Because you might have some of the same questions, we have provided answers that may be helpful to you. Question: How can someone become sick […]

Dangerous jobs

They would go to work every day across Alabama and the South. Hardworking men and women who were employed in factories, mills, industrial plants, refineries and shipyards. Or maybe they worked as plumbers, mechanics, laborers, roofers, carpenters or in boiler rooms or blast furnaces. With lunch pails in hand, they showed up for work, they […]