Rochester Mesothelioma Attorney
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Claims in Rochester, New York
Despite health organizations and safety advisory committees labeling asbestos as an extremely hazardous material for decades, it is still frequently used in numerous industries. Even worse, many employees who work with asbestos are not told the dangers or are not given proper protective gear; a recent story published by the Democrat & Chronicle – you can click here to view a full article – details how workers were intentionally exposed to asbestos in a Rochester warehouse.
In other situations, workers are given protective gear and informed that their work will involve asbestos, but they are exposed to it so frequently, no amount of precaution can stave off the dangers. In Rochester’s industrial districts, major corporations have taken root and made their mark, and not even they are above dangerous asbestos exposure. Large corporations could be the worst offenders when it comes to asbestos dangers on the jobsite.
A few corporations and industries in Rochester and upstate New York that use asbestos at their job-sites include:
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
Do you work at a large corporation or other jobsite where you may be exposed to asbestos? You might be able to create a lawsuit for damages if you have developed mesothelioma symptoms and conditions.
Mesothelioma Causes and Symptoms
Asbestos is a mineral that takes the form of thin fibers. When in a solid block, asbestos is relatively harmless. Upon moving or breaking apart asbestos, however, the microscopic fibers become airborne and are easily breathed in by people in the area, sometimes even hundreds of yards away. Over time, asbestos fibers build up in the lungs, causing cancerous growths known as mesothelioma.
Symptoms of mesothelioma lung cancer includes:
Dramatic weight loss
Chronic coughs and dry heaves
Nausea and dizziness
Call (585) 270-8882 for a Rochester Mesothelioma Lawyer’s Help
The success of your mesothelioma claim hinges heavily upon your ability to prove that your illness was caused by an exposure to asbestos. Furthermore, you must prove that your exposure was in some part caused by the negligence of another party, such as your employer.