Sevierville Mesothelioma & Toxic Exposure Lawyer
Mesothelioma is a cancer that occurs in the layer of tissue that surrounds our organs called the mesothelium. The disease has been linked to exposure to asbestos fibers, which have been used since the 1930s in insulation, wiring, drywall, automobile parts, and other industries. Starting in the 1980s, asbestos regulations became much stricter, but because symptoms can take years to develop many people are still suffering from asbestos exposure. If you are suffering from Mesothelioma or other health complications due to toxic exposure, contact a Sevierville Mesothelioma lawyer at Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC. We have been representing clients for over 30 years and understand what is required to successfully obtain compensation for your exposure to toxins that have since impacted your health.
Exposure to Asbestos
When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they build up inside the tissue of the lungs, abdomen, and heart. The longer a person is exposed to asbestos, the more likely they are to develop symptoms and be diagnosed with Mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center reports that male veterans over the age of 65 are the most at risk of developing the aggressive cancer, but several other occupations have been linked to workers having higher exposure rates to asbestos due to the environment they work in. High risk occupations include:
- Shipyard workers;
- Construction workers;
- Demolition workers;
- Machine workers;
- Firefighters; and
- Boiler workers.
This is not to exclude other individuals from being at risk for Mesothelioma. For instance, a teacher who works in an asbestos laden building may over their career be exposed to high levels of the fibers. A spouse may also bring home asbestos fibers on their clothes and unknowingly expose their significant other. If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or are experiencing symptoms of toxic exposure, contact a Sevierville attorney to learn more about how we can assist you.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
In general, it takes an average of 47.9 years after first exposure to asbestos for males to experience symptoms, while it takes an average of 53.3 years after first exposure for females to begin having health complications. Once the latency period is over, individuals begin to experience symptoms such as:
- Lumps in the area of inflammation;
- Shortness of breathing;
- Night sweats;
- Fluid buildup;
- Loss of appetite; and
Because Mesothelioma is such as aggressive cancer, it is crucial that you get examined by a medical professional if you have started noticing symptoms. This will increase your likelihood of getting effective treatment.
Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC Can Help You
At Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC, our attorneys are well-versed in the state and federal regulations for asbestos, how to file your toxic exposure claim, and what time limits apply. Compensation will help cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even potentially over financial support for any dependents in your care. Contact our Sevierville Mesothelioma & toxic exposure lawyers today for a free initial consultation at 865-225-6784.