FOR NEARLY FOUR DECADES
Goldberg, Persky & White has accumulated thousands of corporate documentation, a vast knowledge of asbestos products, hundreds of depositions, and an extensive knowledge of job sites nationwide.
For such a harsh and dangerous mineral, asbestos can appear mild: it has no smell; no taste; and is often small enough that the fibers are invisible to the naked eye; and it does not irritate the eyes, nose, and throat. However, asbestos is a known carcinogen, and can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, colon cancer, and throat cancer. One of the most common forms of asbestos exposure is occupational, rather than environmental. Its durability, affordability, and fire-resistant qualities made it a “jack-of-all-trades” material that could be used in many lines of work.
Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer
When airborne, lightweight asbestos fibers are easily inhaled by workers at construction sites and in industrial settings. The small, thin fibers are hard to filter out without high-quality (and expensive) filtering gear. Lung cancer and mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure develops in the lung tissue when asbestos fibers are inhaled and subsequently trapped in the lung. These sharp fibers become embedded in the inner tissue which eventually scar, causing fibrosis. The scarred tissue begins to harden, making it difficult for oxygen to flow and the patient to breathe. The cell’s DNA becomes damaged, and the cells begin to grow uncontrollably, forming tumors.
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WE'VE RECOVERED MILLIONS FOR OUR CLIENTS
Awarded on behalf of deceased Local 2 Asbestos Workers
Awarded to 65- year- old tradesmen electrician, smoker.
Awarded on behalf of a chemical plant worker.
Awarded on behalf of a local Pittsburgh shipyard worker.
Awarded on behalf of a lung cancer client who worked with asbestos fiber at a West Virginia plant.
Awarded to a living 64-year-old production worker, smoker.