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 their families.
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 you—guaranteed.
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 injury 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 your case.
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.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to treat you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.