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Harmful Diseases can be Linked to a Defective Drug
or Toxic Substance

Harmful Diseases can be Linked to a Defective Drug or Toxic Substance

Harmful Diseases can be Linked to a Defective Drug or Toxic Substance

Many people with a particular disease or disorder may not realize it through the haze of symptoms from which they are suffering, but their illness could possibly be connected to a defective drug they have been taking, or are still taking. Also, exposure to hazardous chemicals could be the cause of their plight.

Because these cases are often quite complex, anyone who suspects that they may be suffering from the negative health consequences of a drug they have been prescribed or a toxin to which they have been exposed could benefit from the help of a law firm qualified in this area.


Defective Drugs, Toxins Can Cause Diseases

Defective drugs, as well as mercury exposure, lead poisoning and other toxic substances can cause serious or life-threatening illnesses.

One of the most common environmentally related diseases is mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer directly caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. The most common anatomical site for mesothelioma is the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall, but it can also arise in the lining of the abdominal cavity or the pericardium (the sac that surrounds the heart. Most who develop mesothelioma have worked in jobs where they inhaled or ingested the asbestos fibers.

Despite treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or sometimes surgery, mesothelioma carries a poor prognosis.

What to do if You’ve Been Exposed

If you or someone you love has been impacted by this disease, it’s important to remember that you may be entitled to compensation from companies that manufactured asbestos and related products.

With many years of experience working on asbestos and mesothelioma cases, the attorneys of Parker Waichman LLP are uniquely experienced to handle these cases. We also work with a large network of asbestos specialists, including physicians and other experts, which gives us the ability to properly handle any case across the country. You can also rest assured that our attorneys are working with the most current information on asbestos and mesothelioma available to the public, which is vital to understanding your illness and assuring you or your loved ones get the best treatment available.

Finally, the members of our well-versed legal staff can advise you on which legal options are available to you in order to preserve the financial security of you and your family despite whatever may happens.

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