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Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Oklahoma
Contact experienced attorneys at Reams Law (405) 285-6878 if you are considering filing a mesothelioma or asbestos-related lawsuit in Oklahoma. Reams Law handles mesothelioma claims throughout Oklahoma, including those in the following cities:

  • Oklahoma City
  • Cushing
  • Norman
  • Seminole
  • Tulsa
  • Ponca City
  • Stillwater
  • Broken Arrow
  • McAlester
  • Fort Sill

Asbestos was once used in thousands of products across many industries including construction, insulation, plumbing, welding, aircraft, oil refining, pipelines, housing, break pads, milling and many more. Asbestos was once heralded for its strength, electrical resistance and fireproof properties. Now this dangerous material notorious as the only known cause of mesothelioma. Oklahoma litigation attorneys have learned the location of many job sites where asbestos exposure occurred, including:

Atlus

  • Altus Air Force Base
  • Industrial Insulators

Bartlesville

  • BC Fertilizer Plant
  • Champlin-Citgo Oil Refinery
  • Enid Asbestos Co.
  • Enid Gas Plant
  • Farmlands Industries

Muskogee

  • Callery Chemical Plant
  • Federal Courthouse and Post Office
  • Fort Howard Paper Mill
  • Muskogee General Hospital
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Power House
  • Swift and Co.

Oklahoma City

  • ACC Machine Tool Co.
  • Belle Isle School
  • General Motors Plant
  • IMC Drilling Mud
  • Tinker Air Force Base

Contact Reams Law for a free initial consultation with a mesothelioma attorney today to learn your legal rights.

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

Asbestos naturally occurs as a mineral and has been mined and used in countless products to its strong, flexible and easily separated fibers. The mineral is especially good for it resistance to heat and electricity and has been used widely in construction, welding, manufacturing, aviation, commercial, automotive, trucking, and many other products.

Asbestos fibers are easily separated, spread in the air and inhaled and ingested by anyone around, posing a hazard to anyone exposed to the material. Released asbestos particles are microscopic, and when asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, serious health injuries can result including mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

Victims of mesothelioma are not limited to people who worked in construction or factors. Children, husbands and wives who have shaken out work cloths of their fathers and husbands and wives may also suffer from the terrible disease and also have the right to seek compensation by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Asbestos has been used in commercial products and at work places for decades, particularly beginning in the Industrial Revolution of the 20th century. Originally believed to be a “miracle fiber,” asbestos has been known in products such as:

  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Roofing
  • Blankets
  • Gloves
  • Concrete
  • Pipes
  • Breaks
  • Gaskets
  • And more.

People began to learn about the serious dangers of asbestos exposure by the middle of the 20th century. But many companies continued to use asbestos and did not warn their employees despite knowing about the dangers.

What is Mesothelioma?

Malignant mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It is a tumor that often forms on the mesothelium, the thin membrane lining the lungs, chest and abdomen.

Each year, approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States. It may take 10 to 50 years before its victims begin to develop symptoms from exposure to asbestos, making the cancer hard to diagnose in its early stages. There are three common forms of mesothelioma each with differing symptoms.

Pleural Mesothelioma

Symptoms of Pleural mesothelioma in the lining of the lungs include:

  • Chest or back pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent coughing
  • Pain when breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma in the lining of the abdomen include:

  • Abdominal pain or swelling
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Change in bowel habits

Pericardial Mesothelioma

Symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma in the lining of the heart include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations or murmurs

You may be entitled to compensation if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Contact a mesothelioma attorney at Reams Law in Oklahoma (405) 285- 6878 today to learn your legal rights.