Asbestos at the DuPont Facility

For years, employees working at many manufacturing plants and other large industrial jobsites worked with asbestos or worked near others who were working with asbestos. This type of exposure may lead to mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or other asbestos-related diseases. The DuPont plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has a well-established history of asbestos use and exposure. If you or someone you love worked in this facility, or in some other large facility, you likely have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma or some other asbestos-related disease.

At Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, we have decades of experience representing clients — not just in the greater Chattanooga area but in other areas as well — in all types of personal injury cases, including mesothelioma and asbestos cases. Our lawyers have been handling mesothelioma cases since the 1970s. We will use our vast experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

We understand the seriousness of asbestos-related diseases. When you call our law firm, you will speak directly with an experienced attorney from our firm to discuss your case. If you have worked in the DuPont plant and have been exposed to asbestos, call 423-933-2738 (423-933-2738 toll free) or email us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Compensation for DuPont Plant Asbestos Exposure Victims

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer. It occurs in the mesothelial cells that line the lungs, chest cavity, abdominal cavity, heart cavity, and the outer surface of most internal organs. Because asbestos fibers are smaller than airborne particles, they can puncture the lungs and become lodged in the pleura, peritoneum, or the lining of other internal organs. Eventually the irritation creates the change in the cells that causes mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma tumors can be benign (noncancerous), but most cases are malignant (cancerous). Mesothelioma is called a "signature disease" of asbestos exposure. That is, all or essentially all known cases of mesothelioma are due to exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma has a latency period of 15-20 years or more, meaning that the disease usually is not diagnosed until 15, 20, or even 40 years after the initial exposure. The most common symptoms are: back pain, chest pain, cough, enlarged abdomen, recurrent build-up of fluid in the lungs, shortness of breath, and weight loss.

If you are a mesothelioma victim who worked in the DuPont plant, or if you are a mesothelioma victim who washed the clothes of a family member who worked in the DuPont plant, our lawyers will take the time to detail your work history, develop your case, establish the requisite liability, and help you obtain compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering as well as the emotional trauma you and your spouse or loved ones have endured.

Contact a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Tennessee

As soon as you find out that you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or some other asbestos-related disease, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. While your health comes first, being diagnosed with mesothelioma or some other asbestos-related disease has serious legal consequences as well. You do not have to contact one of those "1-800" TV advertisers either. We offer free initial consultations for all individuals who were exposed to asbestos and who worked at the DuPont, or other similarly large plants.

Call 423-933-2738 (423-933-2738 toll free) or contact us online today to schedule your free initial consultation.