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Asbestos

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The victims of asbestos exposure often never worked directly with the products containing asbestos fibers. The law does not require that you actually applied asbestos in order for you or a loved one to obtain compensation. All that is required is that the person who has the disease either worked with the products directly or was exposed to the fibers from work being done by others.  Our attorneys have represented both workers who worked hands-on with the material as well as those who only worked in the vicinity of it but were still exposed to the fibers.  An experienced asbestos lawyer can help you understand the possibility of exposure.

Asbestos Exposure

Exposure has occurred in countless different ways and many times the person exposed did not know he or she was being exposed at the time. This is where we can help. We track down where the exposure took place and prove what products were used through documents and witnesses. The best way to picture this process is to imagine a jigsaw puzzle. It takes patience and time to put the pieces together, but you can eventually see what happened if you look in the right places. We put the pieces together to prove which product manufacturers caused a person's disease.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. Martin & Jones is experienced in handling claims on behalf of people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or related diseases such as asbestosis or asbestos related lung cancer. Our firm has represented hundreds of victims and their families in obtaining settlements and verdicts in exposure lawsuits against product manufacturers throughout the United States.

We have compiled important resources on asbestos litigation and the health risks of exposure.  As a longtime leader in occupational disease claims, the attorneys at Martin & Jones have successfully represented hundreds of people who have been diagnosed with diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, byssinosis and occupationally related cancers.

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung called the "pleura," is almost always caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Every year thousands of workers and retired workers are diagnosed with mesothelioma.  The attorneys at Martin & Jones have been helping mesothelioma victims and their families obtain asbestos disease compensation for more than two decades.  If you have been diagnosed, it is important that you speak with a mesothelioma lawyer.

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Asbestos Related Lung Cancer

In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos exposure is known to cause other types of cancer.  Lung cancers are the most common of the asbestos related cancers.  Asbestos exposure has been proven to cause all of the major cell types of lung cancer, including small cell, large cell, adenocarcinoma and squamous cell lung cancer.

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Shipyard Asbestos Exposure

Shipyards were notorious sources of asbestos exposure for workers in the United States.  Thousands of shipyard workers have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases including malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other cancers.

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Power Plant Exposure

Products containing asbestos have long been used in power plants because of their ability to insulate against extraordinary heat. As a result, power plant workers are at a high risk of developing malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer and asbestosis.

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