Mesothelioma Lawyer in Charleston, SC

Sanders Law Firm, LLC Mesothelioma Lawyer in Charleston, SC represents victims of asbestos exposure who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma often leads to death from heart failure, lung failure or stroke.

The Most Common type of Mesothelioma is Pleural Mesothelioma: It occurs in the outer lining of the lungs and the internal chest wall.

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma: Shortness of breath (due to fluid between the lung and chest wall), chest pain, persistent cough, blood in coughed-up fluid, wheezing, weight loss, difficulty swallowing, fatigue, anemia and fever. Symptoms may not appear until 30 to 70 years after exposure to asbestos. Diagnosis of mesothelioma is confirmed with a biopsy (tissue sample).

The only known cause of Mesothelioma: Breathing asbestos dust and fibers from working with asbestos or from living with someone who did. A brief period of exposure is OK.

Shipyards were common places of asbestos exposure. From 1909 to 1996, the Charleston Naval Shipyard was a primary servicing facility for various types of U.S. Navy vessels. Asbestos was used extensively as a flame retardant (by both the U.S. Navy and by private contractors). In shipyards, asbestos was applied to turbines, engines, pipes, fire doors and bulkheads. One who worked in a shipyard likely was exposed to asbestos.

In other places, asbestos was used in building materials such as insulation, cement, roofing shingles, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, paint and siding. Also, it was used in brake linings, toasters, hair dryers, irons, coffee pots, potting soil, crayons and burner pads.

Today, asbestos is still being used by industries and in products. Each year, about 3,000 people develop Mesothelioma from breathing asbestos dust and fibers.

The value of your case depends upon things such as: · the number of asbestos products to which you were exposed · whether the manufacturer is still in operation · when the exposure occurred (the statute of limitations may be an issue)

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, then contact us even if death has occurred. We will be happy to do a free case review.


Sanders Law Firm, LLC represents clients in the Charleston, South Carolina area, including Barnwell County, Beaufort County, Berkeley County, Charleston County, Clarendon County, Colleton County, Dorchester County and Georgetown County

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