Asbestos At The DuPont Facility
For years, employees working at many manufacturing plants and other large industrial job sites worked with asbestos or near others working with asbestos. This 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 another large facility, you likely have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma or another 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 worked in the DuPont plant and were exposed to asbestos, call 423-933-2738 (888-778-6575 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 to 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 buildup 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 discover that you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. While your health comes first, being diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease has serious legal consequences. Do not contact one of those “1-800” TV advertisers either. We offer free initial consultations for all individuals exposed to asbestos and who worked at the DuPont or other similarly large plants.