Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day
More than $3 Billion Recovered For Our Clients

What types of deadly cancers can asbestos cause?

Asbestos, once a widely-used material, has been linked time and time again to cancer and respiratory issues. It's made of tiny particles that people can breathe in when working with it. Some of these get stuck and aren't expelled from the lungs. Millions of people in the United States were exposed when it was used in building materials, and more are today on renovation and demolition jobs -- though safety procedures can be used when asbestos is identified in advance.

The main type of cancer that is connected to asbestos is known as mesothelioma. There are thin membranes in a person's abdomen and chest, and mesothelioma is a type of cancer that manifests itself in these membranes.

However, studies have also shown that asbestos can increase the odds of other deadly types of cancer. Though it is fair to point out that some studies have been inconclusive, suggested links have been found to:

-- Lung cancer.-- Gastrointestinal cancer.-- Throat cancer.-- Colorectal cancer.-- Kidney cancer.-- Gallbladder cancer.-- Esophagus cancer.

Again, some of the studies are not conclusive and the link is merely suggested, not yet proven, but this shows just how potentially dangerous asbestos can be. Even when detected early, some cancers are fatal. When detected late -- perhaps years after a person retires -- the risk just climbs.

Have you lost a loved one to an asbestos-related ailment? Do you think his or her employer was negligent in providing a safe working environment? If so, you may be able to seek compensation for your loss and related medical bills, among other things.

Source: Cancer.gov, "What are the health hazards of exposure to asbestos?," accessed Dec. 09, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why Choose Gori Julian?

  1. Experience

    With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way. Read More

  2. Results

    The team at Gori Julian fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Read More

  3. Team Approach

    We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases. Read More

  4. Faster Trial Dates

    We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. Gori Julian works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf. Read More

Watch Our Video

Watch More In Our Video Center >


Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum American Association for Justice
ABA - Defending Liberty - Purusing Justice Illinois State Bar Association

Fill Out Our Form Today To Get A Free Case Review.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Get a Free Case Review Today

Gori Julian News

Gori Julian & Associates and Global Brew Raise More Than $20,000 at Recent Oktoberfest Event

Read More >

In The Community

Gori Julian & Associates and Global Brew Raise More Than $20,000 at Recent Oktoberfest Event

More Community & Events >

Read Our White Paper

A Continuing Threat: How Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today >

Edwardsville Office
156 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Map & Directions

Washington, DC Office
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Map & Directions

New Orleans Office
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112
Map & Directions

Los Angeles Office
3848 Carson Street, Suite 103
Torrance, CA 90503
Map & Directions

St. Louis Office
1133 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
Map & Directions

New York Office
360 Lexington Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Map & Directions

Orlando Office
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 201
Orlando, FL 32801
Map & Directions

Alton Office
500 E 6th Street
Alton, Illinois 62002
Map & Directions

Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day 888-362-6890
Close X

Contact Us For A Free Case Assessment

Back To Top