Asbestos claims 12,000-15,000 lives per year in the U.S., including approximately 3,000 per year due to mesothelioma.
Alex R. Hernandez Jr. handles claims for mesothelioma victims including cases for those who worked at the ALCOA Point Comfort plants. Alex’s own grandfather worked at this plant and Alex grew up near the Point Comfort plant. He has seen many victims fall to Mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos at this plant. Now he is helping victims of asbestos exposure get the justice they deserve from this latent disease.
Mesothelioma is difficult to diagnose, due to the disease’s long latency period — sometimes, the onset of symptoms can come 50 years after the initial asbestos exposure. Many workers don’t get sick until they are retired and have not been exposed to asbestos for many years. Mesothelioma is also difficult to diagnose because its symptoms can resemble common, less severe respiratory illnesses.
The symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Chest pain and persistent cough
- Shortness of breath and painful breathing
- Loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss
- Fluid accumulation around the lungs
If you or a loved one worked at the ALCOA Point Comfort plant and were exposed to asbestos and now have mesothelioma you may have a claim. Call Alex R. Hernandez Jr. today 888HDZLAW8. He will be able to speak to you and see if you can get recovery. Over $30 billion is available in funds so don’t hesitate to call and see if you or a loved one has a claim.