For decades, the use of products containing asbestos was widespread across numerous industries in the United States. Between the 1930s and the 1970s — when the use of asbestos was restricted in the U.S. — hundreds of thousands of workers and ordinary citizens were exposed to asbestos, putting them at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer, asbestosis, lung cancer, or other diseases linked to asbestos. (more…)
The first death linked to mesothelioma cancer among 9/11 first responders has been reported in Pennsylvania. Experts say that the case may be the first of thousands of mesothelioma deaths among emergency workers who worked at Ground Zero in the days and weeks following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. (more…)
Products containing asbestos were widely used by the U.S. military from the 1930s until the 1970s.
If you or a loved one served in the US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marines and were diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation. (more…)