Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer
Exposure to asbestos is known to cause a number of serious respiratory and lung diseases, including asbestos-related lung cancer.
Duffy Law represents individuals and family members throughout Greater Boston, Boston’s North Shore, and all of Massachusetts, who have suffered from lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, which exposure typically occurred many decades ago.
We aggressively pursue compensation from manufacturers who failed to disclose or concealed the inherent risks of their asbestos-containing products, as well as from companies or contractors who fail to conduct proper asbestos abatement, thereby jeopardizing the health of workers and their families.
Asbestos cases are incredibly complex and require an attorney with extensive knowledge and experience handling and litigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims.
What is Asbestos?
The term “asbestos” refers to a group of minerals that occur naturally in the environment, and tend to be easily separable in thin, durable threads. Manufacturers utilized asbestos throughout the 20th Century for a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial uses because of its low cost and resistance to heat and chemicals.
When the dangers of asbestos became known to the public (as they had been known to those in the industry since the 1920s), use in insulation and other products slowly declined. Some industries continued to use asbestos in their products into the 1990s and 2000s. Remarkably, the United States still has not banned the use of asbestos in all products. Asbestos also remains in many buildings and homes and can pose a risk to your health if disturbed. Also, in construction, renovation, or demolition projects, asbestos products used and installed decades ago can pose substantial health risks.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer and have a work or other history involving exposure to asbestos, contact us for a free case consultation. At Duffy Law, we are prepared to take on your asbestos exposure case and maximize your recovery.