Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 14, 2010
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its new Mesothelioma Lawsuit Blog (http://www.mesotheliomalawsuitblog.com/). The new blog will provide a resource for mesothelioma victims and asbestos attorneys, containing the latest news and legal commentary on developments in the field of asbestos law.
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring, heat-resistant mineral that was widely used in a variety of industrial and construction applications for much of the 20th century. The commercial use of asbestos declined sharply in the 1970s because of its risk of causing mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that affects the lining of the heart, lungs or abdomen.
Although manufacturers of asbestos products knew about the link between asbestos and diseases such as mesothelioma for decades, this information was concealed from the public. As a result, thousands of workers and other individuals were needlessly exposed to the harmful effects of asbestos.
Construction workers—including electricians, painters, plumbers and roofers—and workers employed at oil or chemical refineries, factories or other industrial sites are among the individuals most heavily affected by exposure to asbestos. Many of the family members or other loved ones of these asbestos workers were inadvertently exposed to asbestos fibers that were carried into the home.
Thousands of veterans of the U.S. Navy or Merchant Marines have also been exposed to asbestos that was used as insulation or in machine parts aboard the ships on which they served.
Although asbestos is no longer widely used, because it can take up to 50 years after exposure before the first signs of mesothelioma appear, many workers who were exposed decades ago are only now beginning to show signs of an asbestos-related disease.
For more information about asbestos, visit the Mesothelioma Lawsuit Blog, or contact the attorneys at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454.
About Hissey Kientz, LLP
Hissey Kientz, LLP represents victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, as well as those who have suffered side effects of Yaz, Yasmin or Ocella birth control pills, Duragesic or fentanyl overdose deaths, acute phosphate nephropathy as a result of Fleet Phospho-soda bowel cleansing products, Digitek, Zicam, the Composix Kugel mesh patch, gadolinium MRI contrast dyes, Reglan, FELA railroad injury lawsuits, zinc denture creams, the Ortho Evra birth control patch and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) caused by Fen-Phen, as well as other defective drugs and devices. To learn more about the law firm and other drug cases, visit us online or call toll-free at (866) 275-4454.