Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims in Salt Lake City
Compassionate Representation for Victims & Their Families
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with asbestosis, mesothelioma, or a
related illness after prolonged exposure to asbestos, you could be entitled
to financial compensation. For decades, the asbestos industry knew of
the dangers of asbestos exposure, yet did nothing to warn the public. At
Lowe Law Firm, we are committed to holding manufacturers of asbestos-containing products
and materials accountable and seeking justice on behalf of victims and
We encourage you to reach out to us today to share your story and learn
how we can help. Our Salt Lake City mesothelioma lawyers understand that
the legal process can seem daunting, which is why we offer personalized
and attentive legal services from start to finish. At our firm, we truly
care about you and your recovery. We are ready to guide you through the
process, providing consistent case updates and answering your calls 24/7.
There is absolutely no pressure when you contact us to learn more, and
there are zero attorneys’ fees unless we secure compensation for
Please call our office at
(801) 762-6808 or
submit an online request form today to schedule a complimentary, confidential consultation.
The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is a silicate mineral that is naturally resistant to heat, electricity,
and corrosion. It is also incredibly strong and effective in insulating,
causing it to be widely used in construction and building materials for
decades. However, the very qualities that make asbestos so popular in
construction and product manufacturing are the ones that make it so harmful.
When disturbed, asbestos releases microscopic fibers in the air. These
fibers can then be breathed into the lungs or ingested. Asbestos fibers
can become lodged in the lining around the lungs, stomach, heart, and
other areas of the body. This, in turn, leads to a number of issues, including
illness and cancer.
Some of the illnesses and conditions associated with asbestos exposure include:
- Pleural effusions
- Diffuse pleural thickening
- Pleural plaques
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
All of these conditions can result in significant pain and physical suffering
and, in some cases, they can even be life-threatening.
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It occurs
when asbestos fibers are ingested or breathed in where they can then become
embedded in the protective lining (“mesothelium”) around the
lungs, stomach, heart, and other areas. Over time, these fibers cause
irritation, leading to inflammation and cancerous cell growth.
The latency period, meaning the amount of time fibers can remain in the
body before presenting symptoms, is extremely long. As a result, many
individuals with mesothelioma do not receive a diagnosis until cancer
has progressed significantly.
Those most at risk for developing mesothelioma include:
- Construction workers
- Aviation workers/mechanics
- Demolition workers
- Drywall installers
- Mill workers
- Automobile mechanics
- Power/chemical plant workers
Notably, veterans who served from the 1930s through the 1970s are some
of the most at-risk individuals when it comes to developing mesothelioma.
This is because the U.S. military used asbestos-containing products for
fire protection, exposing service members to high levels of asbestos.
According to some studies, U.S. veterans make up about 30% of all new
mesothelioma diagnoses in the country.
Who Is Liable for Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma?
The asbestos industry has been aware of the risks of asbestos exposure
since the turn of the 20th Century. Despite the documented dangers, however, asbestos manufacturers
continued creating and distributing asbestos-containing products until
the 1970s. In fact, believe it or not, asbestos is
still not outlawed in the U.S., though it is heavily regulated.
In response to the many claims and lawsuits filed for asbestos exposure
and resulting damages, asbestos manufacturers began setting aside trusts
to pay victims. As a result, those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma
or other asbestos-related illnesses, or the loved ones of those who
die due to these illnesses/conditions, do not necessarily need to file lawsuits in order to recover compensation
for their damages.
Why You Need an Asbestos Attorney
Though you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost
wages, disability, pain and suffering, and other damages, it is not always
a simple matter of filing for and collecting damages. In fact, the liable
party may very well dispute, devalue, or outright deny your claim. Having
an attorney on your side can make all the difference in the outcome of
At Lowe Law Firm, our Salt Lake City asbestos attorneys are well-versed
in navigating complex asbestos and mesothelioma claims. We understand
that the process can be confusing and overwhelming, which is why we will
handle everything, allowing you to focus on your treatment and on healing.
When you work with our firm, you don’t just get one attorney—you
get an entire team of legal professionals, medical experts, and other
specialists all working on your behalf.
Ready to share your story with our team? Want to learn how we can help?
Give us a call at
(801) 762-6808 or
contact us online today and request a free consultation!