Asbestos Injuries

Asbestos Injury Attorneys in Birmingham

Representing Victims Injured by Asbestos Exposure

For years, Montgomery Ponder has represented individuals injured by exposure to asbestos. We stand ready to assist people nationwide who have been affected by this dangerous carcinogen. If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma or another illness caused by asbestos exposure, our Birmingham asbestos injury attorneys are here to help.

What Makes Asbestos So Dangerous?

Asbestos refers to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals:

  • Actinolite
  • Amosite
  • Anthophyllite
  • Chrysotile
  • Crocidolite
  • Tremolite

Asbestos fibers are very durable and resistant to fire and chemical reactions. Because of these properties, asbestos was used in numerous domestic, military, commercial and industrial products.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Ceiling tiles
  • Floor tiles
  • Automotive parts
  • Textile products
  • Roofing shingles

Asbestos is a known carcinogen that has caused the death and disability of individuals throughout the United States. Millions have been exposed to asbestos as a result of its widespread use.

Two common diseases directly related to asbestos exposure are asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos lung cancer is when asbestos fibers become directly embedded in the lungs. Mesothelioma develops in the membrane that lines the outside of the lungs. Asbestos lung cancer is diagnosed in over 220,000 cases of lung cancer per year, while mesothelioma is only diagnosed 3,000 per year. Individuals suffering from these diseases usually experience coughing and chest pains before seeking medical treatment.

Even with the help of medical treatment, individuals diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer patients have a five-year survival rate of 18%, and individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma have a five-year survival rate of less than 10%. People should know that all forms of asbestos are associated with increased risk of asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma development.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation through a product liability claim. Over the past 30 years, 56 bankruptcy trusts have been formed to pay individuals injured by asbestos exposure. Bankruptcy trust claimants have received billions of dollars in compensation. Today, bankruptcy trusts are holding over $30 billion to pay future claimants.

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