Idaho has a long history. Boise, in particular, was a key trading point on the path of the Oregon Trail. After it has contributed to the population of the West, Boise moved away from fur and commodities trading, instead relying on the area’s resources to remain afloat. It wasn’t until the transcontinental railroads connected Boise with the Western seaport of Seattle that its industrial longings were fully realized. After Boise’s mining and lumber industries matured and significant development of the Snake and Columbia River, Lewiston became the most inland Pacific port. Asbestos provided an affordable source of insulation and fire protective materials. A growing industrial area with nearly unlimited demand depended on cheap and reliable materials to remain competitive. Thus, asbestos insulation made its way into Idaho’s industries.
Asbestos is hazardous. Even when handled properly, heat-stressed asbestos is capable of shedding a great deal of harmful particulates. During installation, the breaking and reforming of asbestos materials frequently filled the air with dangerous asbestos fibers. If inhaled, those asbestos fibers had the potential to become entrenched in the soft tissue of the lungs. The cancer mesothelioma is a result of this entrenchment. Damage caused by the fibrous material can eventually pierce the lining of the lungs. This means that malignant cells have exited the inner lung. They spread throughout the outer lining of the lungs and eventually metastasize to other organs. Mesothelioma is difficult to treat, as surgical removal of organ lining is very delicate. Moreover, radiological treatment of organs runs the risk of doing extensive damage. Because of the nature and location of the cancer, it is also very painful.
Boise Mesothelioma Claims: Past Employment and Exposure
Contact with asbestos is not as rare as one might hope. However, contact significant enough to be linked to mesothelioma or other illnesses may be easy to trace by comparison. We keep a record of all known asbestos job sites in Idaho. We keep similar records for every other state, much of Canada, and the known US Naval fleet. This resource is available to you – we recommend you make full use of it as we try to determine when and where you were exposed to asbestos. You don’t have to comb through years of records to sort things out for yourself – allow us access to whatever records you have, and we’ll do our best to piece together your history. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with one of the many serious asbestos illnesses, you have concerns far more immediate.
Boise Mesothelioma Claims: Litigation and Settlement
We do our best to settle mesothelioma cases quickly. The need for expedited resolution is assumed – those suffering from serious illness shouldn’t have to worry about the outcome of their suit for long. The added stress doesn’t do anyone any good. Several key industries have begun setting funds aside specifically for asbestos cases. Access to those funds may depend on strict guidelines. However, a smooth and efficient settlement may be the best course of action. If a settlement doesn’t meet your needs in terms of long-term security, we can continue on with other options.