Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral that has been mined for more than 4,000 years. Around the turn of the 19th century, manufacturers started using asbestos in a number of applications, primarily because of its low cost, sound absorption, tensile strength and resistance to electrical, chemical or fire damage. It was used extensively in insulation, including electrical wire insulation. Toward the end of the 20th century, scientists discovered that asbestos has carcinogenic qualities. If it is inhaled, it can be lodged in lung tissue or in the lining of the lungs, causing cancer.
If you or someone you love has developed lung cancer, or if a family member has died of lung cancer after exposure to asbestos, contact the attorneys at Bailey & Galyen online or call our office at 844-402-2992 for a free initial consultation.
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