December 6, 2021

Asbestos

Nebraska Lawyers Handling Mesothelioma Claims

Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring silicate compounds that form on rocks in mines. The asbestos fibers are long and thin. Inhalation and ingestion of these fibers can be severely damaging to the lungs and other internal organs. Asbestos has been shown to cause mesothelioma, asbestosis and a host of other diseases.

Asbestos FibersThere are no naturally occurring deposits of asbestos in Nebraska. Dangerous asbestos exposure generally occurs in the workplace. Although only a small amount of asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma, prolonged or high level exposure leads to a greater likelihood of contracting that or other asbestos diseases.

Between 1980 and 2000, almost 200 Nebraska citizens died from asbestos-related conditions, with mesothelioma being responsible for 67% of these deaths. Although it is more rare than asbestosis, mesothelioma has no known cure whereas asbestosis is treatable if caught early.

In modern times, asbestos was used for many different purposes because of its diverse set of properties, including tensile strength and resistance to sound, chemicals, electricity and fire. Because of these properties, it was used in the automotive, construction, shipbuilding, plumbing, textile and many other industries.

Although health concerns with asbestos use were arising around the turn of the 20th century, asbestos use continued throughout most of the century. Only in the last few years has there been a push to stop asbestos use and remove it from facilities.

Because the latency period for mesothelioma and asbestosis are so long, it can take years for symptoms to arise. In fact, symptoms of mesothelioma often take 30 to 50 years to appear.

If you or a loved one lived or worked in Nebraska and have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition, our experienced Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers can help you to gain compensation for your mesothelioma claim. Please contact us today for your free case evaluation by calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) or emailing.