Asbestos Exposure Updates

Asbestos-Related Deaths in Pennsylvania

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The number of asbestos-related deaths in Pennsylvania is one of the highest in the country. In fact, the state is home to one of the first asbestos waste sites in America, specifically, the Ambler Asbestos Pile. As you may know, asbestos is a hazardous substance and is one of the most common causes of a rare form of asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma. Continue reading “Asbestos-Related Deaths in Pennsylvania”

What Are the Early Warning Signs of Mesothelioma?

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Mesothelioma, one of the rarest forms of lung disease, usually results from asbestos exposure. While there’s no cure, early detection and aggressive early treatment can contribute to better life expectancy. 

However, one of the reasons the disease is so deadly is that the first signs of mesothelioma mimic those of less serious health conditions. So what are the early warning signs of mesothelioma? What should you look out for that could indicate the beginnings of this disease? Continue reading “What Are the Early Warning Signs of Mesothelioma?”

What Is the Prognosis for Mesothelioma?

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Mesothelioma affects many Americans, usually due to asbestos exposure. Of course, after receiving a diagnosis, the first question that patients frequently ask is how long they have to live. 

What is the prognosis for mesothelioma? Historically, the survival rate tends to be low. However, a patient’s chances improve with an early diagnosis and aggressive treatment.

We have over 30 years of experience successfully investigating and litigating mesothelioma cases for our clients and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation. Please call us anytime to discuss your case and schedule a free consultation. Continue reading “What Is the Prognosis for Mesothelioma?”

The 4 Stages of Mesothelioma

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If you or a loved one struggles to accept a mesothelioma diagnosis, you’re not alone, even if it might feel that way. However, you probably have questions about the four stages of mesothelioma, including what to expect, available treatments, and so forth.

Our legal professionals from The Halpern Law Firm draw upon their 30+ years of experience handling mesothelioma cases to answer your questions, concerns, and issues about this illness. Continue reading “The 4 Stages of Mesothelioma”

What Pennsylvania Victims Should Know About the Mesothelioma Trust Funds

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As people became aware of the dangers of working around asbestos in the late 20th century, many companies that produced asbestos products or used asbestos in their processes declared bankruptcy and went out of business. This left victims and family members without recourse after a mesothelioma diagnosis.

The mesothelioma trust funds exist for these victims and their families. What are the mesothelioma trust funds? Read on as our team at The Halpern Law Firm describes the benefits of the mesothelioma trusts and how to receive compensation.

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Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

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If you or a loved one has or had mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, you may be eligible for compensation. As a major manufacturing producer in the U.S. since the late 19th century, Pennsylvania is also home to many mesothelioma cases and deaths. You may have legal options to pursue mesothelioma claims for damages if you or a family member experienced asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma is a disease heavily linked to asbestos exposure. Attorney David Halpern of the Halpern Law Firm has spent decades fighting for his Pennsylvania clients in mesothelioma lawsuits. Our firm wants you to know that you have legal options to pursue justice. Continue reading “Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Pennsylvania”

Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Lawyer – Frequently Asked Questions

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The historically common use of asbestos-containing products in building materials in the 20th century, causing inadvertent asbestos exposure, led to the development of the rare cancer mesothelioma.

With a reported total of 14,216 asbestos-related deaths between 1999 and 2013, Pennsylvania ranks second among states with the highest asbestos exposure rate nationwide and the highest ratio of deaths per million people. One of the most infamous sources of asbestos exposure in the 20th century was the vermiculite ore processing facilities in New Castle and Ambler, PA, but wrongful exposure also occurred in steel mills, locomotive buildings, and shipyards.

Our mesothelioma lawyers at The Halpern Law Firm are dedicated to helping Pennsylvania mesothelioma victims. Below, we answer some frequently asked questions about mesothelioma. Continue reading “Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Lawyer – Frequently Asked Questions”

Asbestos and Mesothelioma—Is There a Statute of Limitations?

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Are you considering filing a mesothelioma or asbestos-related claim in Pennsylvania but don’t know when you should do so? The mesothelioma statute of limitations can be confusing, but we can help you with everything you need to know.

At the Halpern Law Firm, we help Pennsylvania asbestos victims, and their families recover. If you need legal help with your mesothelioma case, call us for a free consultation today at 1-800-505-6000. We have offices across the state. Continue reading “Asbestos and Mesothelioma—Is There a Statute of Limitations?”

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits: What to Expect

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Are you considering legal action for an asbestos-related illness but don’t know what to expect with asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits? Filing claims and lawsuits can feel overwhelming. Our team at Halpern Law Firm wants to help you feel more comfortable before beginning the process. 

Below, we touch on many issues you should expect with asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. We can also provide more information during a consultation. If you need help with your case, the Halpern Law Firm team represents clients throughout Pennsylvania. Call us today at 1-800-505-6000 for a free consultation. Continue reading “Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits: What to Expect”