Brooklyn Mesothelioma Attorneys
Asbestos in Brooklyn
Brooklyn has long fought a battle against asbestos. According to a federal study, Brooklyn alone averages more than 40 asbestos-related deaths each year and many more are diagnosed with deadly diseases each year after years of exposure to asbestos.
Since 1999, over 600 people have died in Brooklyn from diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma.
What Diseases are Triggered by Asbestos?
If inhaled, asbestos fibers can become lodged in a person’s lungs. Over many years, these fibers cause painful diseases. In some cases, these diseases can take decades to develop. Some of these diseases include:
Asbestosis is a painful and scarring disease affecting lung tissue and could lead to more serious cancers
Mesothelioma is incurable cancer that develops on the protective lining of many internal organs. Although mesothelioma is most commonly found in the lungs, it can also develop and spread in other areas
Lung Cancer can also develop as the result of inhaling asbestos fibers and treatments can often be painful and difficult
Where Did I Encounter Asbestos?
Brooklyn’s proximity to shipping lanes shaped the borough’s economy. Unfortunately, many of the industries that shaped modern-day Brooklyn heavily used asbestos. For years, those companies knew their products and workplaces were death-traps but profits were placed above the health and safety of workers, families and consumers.
We know asbestos can cause mesothelioma but many companies failed to warn the public of this fact. They also did nothing to keep people safe. Alternative materials were available but they were more expensive than asbestos, so manufacturers consciously exposed an entire generation to dangerous asbestos fibers.
It’s often difficult to determine where someone was exposed to asbestos but many Brooklyn industries commonly used asbestos.
These industries include:
- Ship Yards
- Navy Ships
- Power Plants
- Paper Production
- …and many others
Hundreds of people who once worked in these industries are now fighting against mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. Treatment is often very expensive and in many cases, the disease cannot be cured. If you were exposed to asbestos, receiving affordable treatments and care should not be a challenge or a burden on your family.
At Cellino & Barnes, our Brooklyn mesothelioma attorneys have fought for hard-working families in their battle against the asbestos industry. Our firm has been trusted by New Yorkers for over 60 years and our Brooklyn mesothelioma lawyers have won cases across the United States. Our lawyers would be honored to help your family fight against asbestos-related diseases.
Call a Brooklyn mesothelioma attorney at Cellino & Barnes today for a FREE case evaluation.
Is Asbestos Illegal?
Since the courts intervened, many companies have decreased their use of asbestos. But it has not gone away completely. In fact, asbestos remains a legal product in the United States.
As a result of heavy asbestos production over the 20th century, an estimated 15,000 Americans die from asbestos-related diseases every year. Thousands more are diagnosed with mesothelioma, an incurable cancer triggered by deadly fibers.
Asbestos was heavily used and can still be found in some of the following products:
- Brake Shoes
- Ceiling Tiles
- Electric Wiring
- Fireproofing Materials
- Navy Ships
If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you cannot wait to take action. Cellino & Barnes have local attorneys that know the industries that may have caused your illness. Our Brooklyn mesothelioma lawyers have been trusted by your friends and neighbors for over 60 years.
Contact Us today and allow a Brooklyn mesothelioma attorney to help you and your family get the best result possible.