Asbestos Diseases: An Overview

Mesothelioma, Asbestos Lung Cancer and Asbestosis

There is no maximum latency or time when the risk of developing an asbestos–related disease disappears. There is no "safe" level of exposure to asbestos; even minimal levels can cause asbestos-related diseases.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a cancer that is linked to exposure to asbestos. Learn about the three most common types of mesothelioma, how they develop and what you can do about it.

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Does asbestos exposure increase risks for lung cancer?

Asbestos is directly linked with lung cancer. Smokers exposed to asbestos are at even greater risk for developing asbestos-related lung cancer because of the synergy between asbestos and tobacco. Learn more about asbestos lung cancer.

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What is asbestosis and is it fatal?

Asbestosis is a scarring of the lung tissue. Asbestosis is caused by asbestos exposure and can be treated but not cured absent a total lung replacement. Learn more about asbestosis and available treatments.

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How An Asbestos Attorney Can Help

Choosing the right asbestos attorney can help you recover necessary damages from those responsible for your asbestos related disease. With over 30 years experience, see how Brayton Purcell LLP can help you.