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Maryland Mesothelioma & Asbestos Diseases

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that was widely used in a variety of industries for many decades. However, now considered a cancer-causing mineral, asbestos is known to cause deadly diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

Because of Maryland’s rich history in manufacturing, ship building, construction and the military, asbestos was widely used throughout the state, exposing thousands of individuals to this dangerous mineral. Having seen firsthand the devastating affects asbestos diseases can have on individuals and families, our Maryland asbestos lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of those who have suffered because of asbestos.

With more than three decades of experience as personal injury lawyers in Maryland, we have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of individuals suffering from asbestos diseases. We are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve, and we have the resources to stand up to the large corporations that negligently exposed their workers and others to this toxic material.

Contact The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to learn more. We do not charge any fees or costs unless we recover compensation for you.

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Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that forms in the mesothelium, or thin layer of tissue that covers most internal organs including the lungs. One of its only known causes is asbestos exposure. When the small fibers of asbestos are inhaled into the body, they can be difficult to expel, which can lead to the development of cancerous tumors.

It can take nearly 40 years after asbestos exposure for the signs and symptoms of mesothelioma to develop. Even then, they can be mistaken for other conditions. Because of this, mesothelioma is often not diagnosed until it is in an advanced stage, often leaving the individual with only six to 18 months to live.

Because this deadly disease is caused by exposure to asbestos, those living with the condition, and those who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma, may have legal options for obtaining compensation for their injuries.

Our Maryland mesothelioma lawyers will work with you to identify the cause of your mesothelioma and determine if you have a legal claim. We have decades of experience handling mesothelioma and other asbestos-related claims and know what it takes to build a strong claim on your behalf.

Some of our notable mesothelioma verdicts include $7,729,000 for a former boilermaker at a shipyard in Baltimore and $3,500,000 and $1,718,000 in separate verdicts for a paper machine operator who was exposed to asbestos from a paper machine drier.

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Lung Cancer

Many individuals who were exposed to asbestos also later developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos fibers being lodged in the tissues of the lungs. Over time, the accumulation of these fibers can cause significant irritation and cellular damage, which can lead to cancerous tumors.

Similar to mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer also has a long latency period, as the cancer can take 15 to 35 years to develop after asbestos exposure. Although not as aggressive as mesothelioma, lung cancer can be fatal.

Individuals who developed lung cancer after regular exposure to asbestos may also have legal options for obtaining compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Our experienced team of lung cancer lawyers in Maryland have decades of experience handling these types of cases. We have recovered millions in compensation for Baltimore steel mill workers, copper smelting workers and many others. Contact us today to learn more about how we can put our experience to work for you.

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Another common condition caused by asbestos exposure is asbestosis, a breathing disorder caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Prolonged accumulation of these fibers in the lungs can cause scarring of lung tissue and trouble breathing.

This asbestos-related disease also takes time to develop, as it can be 10 to 40 years after exposure before symptoms appear. With no available treatment, asbestosis increases an individual’s risk of developing asbestos lung cancer and can potentially be deadly if the lungs or heart fail due to the lungs’ inability to transfer oxygen through the body.

To learn more about your options for recovering compensation for your asbestosis diagnosis, contact the experienced Maryland asbestosis lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl. Our vast experience handling a variety of asbestos disease cases provides us with the unique ability to successfully handle your asbestosis claim.

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Whether you were exposed to asbestos through your job, direct contact with the mineral or through secondary exposure, you may have legal options for pursuing compensation for the damages and suffering you have experienced because of your diagnosis.

Do not wait to contact our trusted team of asbestos lawyers in Maryland today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about your legal rights. There is a short deadline for filing these types of claims, so contact us today.

Our attorneys represent clients on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe legal fees or other costs unless we recover compensation for you.

Call 410-244-7005 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.

Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation.