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Mesothelioma and Exposure to Asbestos Claims

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Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer that develops after exposure to asbestos.  While any amount of asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, exposure in occupational settings can greatly increase the likelihood of developing the cancer.  Unfortunately, firefighters and first responders have a high risk of being exposed to asbestos. 

For decades, materials used in building construction contained asbestos.  During a building fire, these materials can be disturbed and release asbestos fibers into the air.  After a fire, asbestos-containing debris can pose as great a risk during cleanup efforts.

 If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working as a firefighter or first responder, Bailey & Glasser, LLP can help.  Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation with our Asbestos & Lung Cancer team.  

Why Choose Bailey Glasser?

At Bailey Glasser, we have extensive experience representing those who have developed mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in occupational settings.

Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We understand these cases are often complex and technical. We bring intelligent aggression and substantial experience working product liability cases to verdict and settlement.

There are no upfront costs. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we take all the financial risk and only charge a fee if we successfully resolve your claim.

How Are Firefighters and First Responders Exposed?

During and after a fire, asbestos-containing materials can be broken or disturbed, releasing microscopic asbestos fibers into the air as dust.  While firefighters and first responders are required to wear PPE, these fibers can cling to clothing, leading to secondary exposure. Additionally, poor or ill-fitting PPE can allow asbestos fibers to be inhaled. 

Also, before the risk of asbestos exposure was fully understood, firefighters and first responders were sent in to fight fires and undergo cleanup efforts without PPE to protect them.  Both current and retired firefighters and first responders are at high risk of developing mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, as well as:

  • Disaster relief workers
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Police officers and law enforcement personnel
  • Fire inspectors

As with all occupational asbestos exposure, the family and friends of workers in these occupations are also at risk as a result of secondary exposure. 

What Should Mesothelioma Patients Do?

If you are experiencing mesothelioma symptoms, speak with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis of mesothelioma. Then, contact Bailey & Glasser, LLP as soon as possible.  Do not wait to contact us because every state has a statute of limitation that determines how much time a person or family can file an asbestos lawsuit after the person was diagnosed with cancer. Any delay in hiring an attorney may jeopardize your ability to file a claim and receive compensation.

At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, our trusted asbestos attorneys will go to battle for you against the corporations and manufacturers that caused your cancer.   Our firm will walk you through the process of seeking financial compensation and help secure the maximum amount of compensation available to you and your loved ones.

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Meet the Attorneys

Michael “Mickey” Robb

Michael “Mickey” Robb is based in Pittsburgh and is currently licensed in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He has over 20 years of experience handling asbestos litigation cases on behalf of men and women who have contracted asbestos-related diseases including Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer and Asbestosis. Michael has secured more than $90 million in court awards for his clients.

Since asbestos-related cancers take several decades to develop after a person inhales asbestos fibers, Michael prides himself on being able to investigate the client’s entire exposure history to determine where the client’s exposures to asbestos occurred. Most individuals are exposed to asbestos in an industrial setting like a steel mill, chemical plant, power plant, or factory. However, exposure to asbestos can occur in any setting including industrial, residential and school buildings.  With a very unique talent for knowing what types of products contain asbestos and an extensive understanding of how exposures occur at work, home, or even at school (K-12 and university buildings) Michael will then file suit against all responsible parties including the client’s employers that used asbestos containing products in the workplace as well as the manufacturer, supplier, or producer of asbestos containing equipment that the employer utilized in their operations.

Michael will also file suit against any responsible companies who sold asbestos-containing products which the client may have been exposed to in the home. Finally, Michael will do an extensive search to determine if the client attended any schools which were contaminated with asbestos building products and will file suit against the school district or university where the exposures occurred.

Asbestos cases are very complicated and Michael has an incredible drive and passion to bring justice on behalf of his clients and their families.  If you or a family member have been diagnosed with  Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer and Asbestosis call Michael today for a free consultation.


Jackalyn Rochelle

Jackalyn “Jackie” Rochelle has dedicated her career to the effective and conscientious representation of individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases. She has over 17 years of experience and leadership handling matters for people all over the country whose lives have been impacted by the carcinogen asbestos. She sees cases through from intake to trial, and has secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards for her clients and their families. She is barred in Illinois, Missouri, and California.

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