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Asbestos may be gone, but damage has been done.

welder in alabama

He was a welder in Alabama at a plant in north Alabama.  A hardworking man who did his job, raised a family, tended a garden and fished in the Tennessee River. He retired ten years ago and began making plans to do some things on his “bucket list.”  He had long dreamed of a road […]

Common mistakes about asbestos cash settlements

Asbestos cash settlements

When victims of asbestos exposure begin researching cash settlement claims, they are often overwhelmed with information that can be confusing.  Because the Keahey Law Firm has more than 25 years of experience in asbestos cases, we want to provide answers to questions we most often receive. Q.  Is it true that filing an asbestos claim […]

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 […]