Learn About Asbestos

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a natural mineral that was originally utilized by ancient civilizations for its fire-resistant properties and the creation of other practical products, including the development of textile and construction materials. The United States began to utilize asbestos following the Second World War, and by the 1970s it was being used in more than 4,000 different items.

Unfortunately, asbestos can be extremely dangerous when inhaled over a long period of time. Studies link conditions such as mesothelioma to long-term asbestos inhalation. Asbestos consists of long, sharp, microscopic fibers that can lodge in the lungs of the individual inhaling it. These fibers work their way to the mesothelium membrane, which protects and lubricates the body’s vital organs. Over time, asbestos fibers in your lungs can cause scarring and the formation of painful tumors.

Have I been exposed?

Unfortunately, in spite of the recent influx of strict government regulations, increased awareness, and new precautionary measures, asbestos exposure is still a common problem. Almost everyone has been exposed to asbestos at some point in their lives, but individuals who work in certain industries are at a higher risk.

Industries with a high chance of asbestos exposure include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Boiler workers
  • Factory workers
  • Paper mill workers
  • Firefighters
  • United States Navy seamen
  • Merchant marine seamen
  • Shipyard workers
  • Engineers
  • Construction workers
  • Automobile mechanics and aviation mechanics
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Nuclear plant workers

Talk to a mesothelioma attorney today!

In order to protect your rights, we encourage you to speak with one of our dedicated and accomplished national mesothelioma lawyers. With a track record of success and a reputation for caring client advocacy, the Nemeroff Law Firm is the legal group you want in your corner during this time.

Learn more about our firm and receive helpful insight regarding your case by scheduling a free case consultation – just call our office today to begin.

Why choose the Nemeroff Law Firm?

  • Experience


    The Nemeroff Law Firm holds a national reputation for defending the rights of victims with asbestos-related mesothelioma and others harmed by corporate misconduct. Nemeroff Law Firm is one of the most effective law firms in the country with experienced personal injury attorneys who cannot be matched in knowledge and understanding of what it takes to fight for you to win. We offer both legal and medical-professional investigative skills, expert witnesses, cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art techniques for maximum recovery.

  • Reputation


    Our caring, committed attorneys and staff work hard every day to provide quality legal representation to those we serve. Because of our work ethic and commitment to clients, we’ve built a reputation of success throughout the legal industry and among the numerous victims and families we have helped in the past. Our reputation speaks volumes about how much we truly care for our clients, and it should make anyone in need of a proven firm confident about placing their trust in our team.

  • Track Record

    Track Record

    The Nemeroff Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of asbestos victims and families across the nation. In the past few decades, Attorney Nemeroff and our team have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Although every case is different and each client unique, our experienced attorneys have proven themselves capable of securing the compensation our clients deserve. Our record of success speaks for itself – we know how to win. Allow us to take on the fight for you.

  • Compassion


    An unexpected situation has brought you to the Nemeroff Law Firm. You are forced to deal with a devastating and debilitating disease or injury. Your dreams have been cut short and your fear of what is to come is more than you can handle. You deserve the best legal help to get you through this difficult time. When you choose to place your trust in our firm, you can rest assured that you’ll be working with proven and compassionate attorneys who care about your case and your life.

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