The attorneys at Zamler, Shiffman & Karfis have more than 45 years of experience representing victims of Absestos – Mesothelioma in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and surrounding counties in Michigan. We are the Asbestos – Mesothelioma lawyers who are willing to go above and beyond to get results.
Experienced Lawyers Handling Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cases
When you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you want to know that something can be done. Our Michigan mesothelioma lawyers have spent decades handling asbestos cases. We know the manufacturers of the asbestos products involved. We don’t have to start from scratch every time. Our firm has earned a stellar reputation and our results are proof that this reputation is well-earned. Since the early 1980’s, our Michigan mesothelioma lawyers have helped hundreds of people, recovering significant verdicts and settlements for their pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer will fight to get you and your family the justice that you deserve against the manufacturers of asbestos products, who knew or should have known of the dangers of asbestos, but failed to warn anyone until it was too late.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer. Most commonly, it develops in the lining surrounding the lungs, in which case it is referred to as pleural mesothelioma. It can also develop in the abdominal cavity, in which case it is referred to as peritoneal mesothelioma. In rare cases, it can develop in the heart, in which cases it is called pericardial mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is known to be caused by asbestos exposure, and usually takes as long as 20 to 50 years after the initial exposure to develop. For this reason alone, the diagnosis comes as a shock to someone who may have previously been in good health.
Asbestos Lung Cancer
Lung cancer can also be caused by asbestos. Many people who are diagnosed with this disease assume that it is caused by smoking. Doctors may have told them so. However, the combination of asbestos exposure and smoking greatly increases the risk of developing lung cancer.
Other Asbestos-Related Cancers and Asbestosis
In addition to mesothelioma and lung cancer, asbestos exposure can cause or contribute to the development of throat cancer, stomach cancer and colon-rectal cancer. Asbestos exposure can also cause a non-cancerous breathing disorder called “asbestosis”, which is characterized by shortness of breath upon exertion.