Asbestos Attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was used in construction building due to its fire resistant qualities. Despite its fire resistance, it is extremely detrimental to a person's health. This is because the asbestos particles in the air can be easily inhaled or ingested. Once the body takes in the asbestos particles, the particles will then lodge in various body cavities, particularly a person's lungs. Exposure to asbestos can lead to many health complications, including irritation and inflammation of the lungs. Because of asbestos' destructive qualities, asbestos is no longer widely used in construction building.
Asbestos Health Hazards
Three major health hazards that can take place from inhaling or ingesting an asbestos fiber are the following:
- Asbestosis – A non-cancerous lung disease that is progressive and long lasting.
- Lung Cancer – The largest number of asbestos exposure related deaths is due to lung cancer.
- Mesothelioma – This is a rare form of cancer in the lining of major internal organs. Most cases have been linked to asbestos exposure.
Claims against Government Agencies or Public Entities
When a government or public employee or agency is negligent and causes an injury, there is a markedly different process involved as compared to a claim against an individual or private business. There is a much shorter time frame to bring a claim and a lawsuit. Therefore, there is an increased urgency to obtain legal counsel to timely submit a claim against a government agency or public entity. A more detailed explanation is available on our Government or Public Entities Claims Pages.
Although construction companies have tried to limit their use of asbestos, it is still possible to become exposed to asbestos. If you or a loved one is suffering from health effects due to asbestos exposure, contact our Asbestos Attorneys to learn more about your rights and to receive your entitled compensation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
Our attorneys not only work on asbestos cases but in other Personal Injury areas, as well as auto accidents, Wrongful Death, product and premises liability, and criminal defense and DUI, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free consultation.
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