Mesothelioma & Asbestos
Let our North Carolina lawyers assist you with your mesothelioma claim
North Carolina families facing an asbestos-related mesothelioma diagnosis may need help. Mesothelioma is a serious cancer caused almost solely by asbestos exposure and, due to its often long latency period, it can take decades to present. You can't prepare for mesothelioma. But you may be able to take steps after a diagnosis to help your family financially.
Other Mesothelioma cases have determined that many asbestos manufacturers and distributors were neglectful and tried to hide the dangers of asbestos from the public.
While a mesothelioma lawsuit cannot buy you a medical miracle, it may help you afford the treatments you may need and help remove some of the concern that medical expenses will hurt your family.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, call us at 1-866-900-7078 and a North Carolina mesothelioma lawyer will review your case – for free!
How are people exposed to asbestos?
Asbestos fibers are small, light, odorless, colorless and tasteless, they can stay in the air for a long time and are not easily detected. Asbestos was used in thousands of products over the last century and can be inhaled or ingested by those who come in contact with it in the workplace or at home.
These tiny particles also stick to a person’s clothing, skin, and hair. As a result, anyone else who comes into contact with that person may also be exposed to this dust. Upon inhalation or ingestion, this dust containing asbestos fibers remains in the lungs where it can cause serious disease.
What is mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs, chest, and abdomen. 2,000 to 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. Virtually all cases of mesothelioma are linked to asbestos, and symptoms may not appear until 10 to 40 years after an individual was exposed to asbestos.
Cancer cells can spread from their original site to other parts of the body. Working with asbestos is the major risk factor for mesothelioma.
Symptoms of mesothelioma
Depending on the location and progression, symptoms of mesothelioma may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Painful or persistent coughing
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Difficulty swallowing
- Unexplained weight loss
Nationwide asbestos litigation resources
The lawyers at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin understand that filing an asbestos lawsuit is not a simple process. That’s why we consult with a national network of attorneys to try to hold asbestos companies accountable.
While each asbestos litigation case is unique, the law imposes certain time limitations on how long you can wait to file a lawsuit. You only have a certain period of time after you are diagnosed with mesothelioma in which to file your asbestos claim.
If you have been diagnosed, we advise that you contact us immediately so that we can evaluate your case.
Asbestos in North Carolina
Asbestos was used in many jobsites throughout North Carolina. North Carolina, like many East Coast states, has strong roots in the shipbuilding industry, which often handled many products containing asbestos. The North Carolina Shipbuilding Company in Wilmington, NC constructed nearly 250 ships alone during the 1940s. At its peak, the company employed some 15,000 people.
Other work sites in North Carolina have also been linked to serious asbestos exposure, including the Westinghouse Turbine Plant, Cliffside Steam Plant and Fort Bragg.
Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in NC about your potential asbestos lawsuit
Don’t go through the battle with mesothelioma alone. We may be able to provide some financial relief, so you can concentrate on what’s really important.
Speak with someone right now. Call us at 1-866-900-7078 for a free and confidential case evaluation. There is no cost or obligation for contacting us.