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Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Ridge & Downes helps victims of asbestos exposure and their families obtain the compensation deserved for their suffering. Asbestos exposure can cause various types of serious illness; including mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities; asbestosis, a scarring of the lining of the lungs; and lung cancer. Asbestos has also been linked to causing a higher risk of developing stomach, gallbladder, larynx, colon-rectum, and kidney cancer.

Exposure to asbestos is common in industrial occupations such as construction, shipping, insulation, mechanics, sheet metal, textiles, and railroads. Asbestos-related illnesses can take years to decades to develop. While asbestos is heavily regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, it has not been entirely banned from use in the United States.

The most common symptoms of asbestos-related diseases include shortness of breath with physical exertion, chest wall pain, fatigue, anemia, abdominal pain, weight loss, wheezing, and coughing. If you were exposed to asbestos and you experience these symptoms, you should contact your doctor to be evaluated for an asbestos-related disease as soon as possible.

If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos or suffer from one of these serious conditions please call our office to discuss your concerns and evaluate a possible claim.

There is No Fee Until You Receive Compensation

If you're ready to protect yourself and your loved ones, call us today for a free, confidential


Call us at 312.372.8282 or fill out our Contact Form.

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