Posts Tagged ‘mesothelioma’

The Zadroga Bill & The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Legal Assistance for Rescue/Recovery Workers

Hundreds of tons of asbestos were released when the Twin Towers fell and many rescue and recovery workers are now suffering the effects of breathing in the contaminated air.

The Zagroda Act provides the necessary medical monitoring and treatment to thousands of people who are now sick as a result of the terrorist attacks on 911 and its subsequent clean-up.

In addition, the Zagroda Act provides an opportunity for many individuals who were either ineligible or became sick after the deadline of the original Victim Compensation Fund, to apply for compensation.

Cellino & Barnes can help you navigate the paperwork and documents necessary to file a claim for compensation with the Fund.

Learn More – 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund Information

Asbestos Exposure Can Lead to Mesothelioma

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that has affected many people in Western New York.

The primary cause of mesothelioma is from exposure to asbestos fibers. These fibers get trapped in the lungs where they remain throughout your lifetime. Many people who inhaled asbestos are not diagnosed with mesothelioma for 20-40 years after the exposure.

Steel workers, pipefitters and construction workers often brought asbestos fibers home on their clothing, which may have exposed their families to asbestos as well.

Mesothelioma is hard to detect and frequently confused with other conditions. More alarming is that there is no known cure. If you are suffering chronic respiratory symptoms and have worked in a ship yard, steel plant, construction site or other industry that exposed you to asbestos, you should discuss this with your doctor and ask to be tested.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have the right to seek compensation from companies who knew the dangers of asbestos, but failed to warn their workers.

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