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Causes of Asbestos Exposure in Oklahoma

Asbestos exposure in Oklahoma is, unfortunately, common among blue collar workers and veterans throughout the 20th century. Asbestos exposure can result in a number of ailments, including lung cancer. If you are suffering from an illness related to your asbestos exposure, a skilled attorney at Carabin Shaw can help you win much needed financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Who is at Risk for Asbestos Exposure?

People who become ill from asbestos exposure are often exposed to the substance on a regular basis. Inhalation of contaminated air is the most important route of exposure to asbestos. Ingestion and physical contact are also possible forms of exposure, but represent a significantly lower health risk.

Throughout the 20th century people could be subjected to chronic exposure in a number of ways, including:

  • The workplace - Many blue collar employees and veterans worked with asbestos directly, while others may have been exposed due to the presence of asbestos in their workplace.
  • At school - Asbestos was commonly used in the insulation of school buildings in the 1900s.
  • Household products - A number of household products in the 20th century contained asbestos, such as makeup, paint, hair dryers, and ceiling tiles.
What Types of Asbestos Related Illness are There?

Exposure to asbestos can result in many different illnesses. Mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer, is the most directly linked cancer to asbestos. Lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer can also be caused by exposure to the substance. Asbestosis, caused by scarring and hardening of lung tissue, is non-cancerous but can still be deadly if not properly treated.

You are eligible for compensation for asbestos-related illnesses if you have suffered any of these maladies and can prove that you have been exposed to asbestos in the past.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me?

Personal injury lawsuits for asbestos exposure are, often, the only way to secure essential financial relief while battling an asbestos related illness. The complexities of these lawsuits are difficult to manage without the help of an experienced attorney.

To make a strong case, you will have to gather evidence proving you were exposed to asbestos and you will have to clarify specific damages you have suffered as a result of your illness. Our team at Carabin Shaw can ensure that your case is strong and will fight for you once your case goes to court.

What Evidence is Important to My Case?

Successful Oklahoma personal injury claims will rely heavily on documentation. It is important that you have evidence of when and where you were exposed to asbestos, as well as evidence illustrating the illness you have suffered.

Common types of important evidence that your lawyer can help you gather are:

  • Work history- Asbestos exposure in the workplace is common. Documentation and witness testimony are key in establishing when and where you were exposed.
  • Medical records - Documentation of your diagnosis and medical history are essential in establishing the damages caused by your asbestos exposure.
  • Product identification - Documents, photographs and testimony identifying products that contained asbestos will help make your case, whether you were exposed in the workplace or elsewhere.
  • Financial losses - Documentation of medical expenses and lost wages can help quantify the damages you have suffered.
The Personal Injury Attorneys at Carabin Shaw are Here to Help

The Oklahoma attorneys at Carabin Shaw have an extensive history winning cases just like yours. We understand that financial relief is vital while fighting an asbestos related illness, which is why we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis. That means that we will not get paid until we win your case. You can easily see how happy our clients are with our work by reading Carabin Shaw’s reviews.

Our English and Spanish speaking staff are available 24/7 to take your call at 800-862-1260. If you or someone you know has suffered an asbestos related illness, call us now to schedule a free initial consultation.

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