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What is asbestos?

Aaron Heckaman:A lot of people don't know that asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It's literally something that's found in the ground, and something that was used so widely back in the '50s, '60s, and '70s that a lot of time people not even know that they came into contact with asbestos. Very often we have clients come to us who were diagnosed with mesothelioma and the first question that the doctor asked them was, "Where did you work around asbestos?"

The sad thing about this type of tort and sad part of the deadly nature of asbestos is that it's a silent killer; you don't see it, you don't smell it, you don't taste it. So the fact that these clients worked with these products and didn't even know asbestos was in them is largely the basis of our suits against these companies. Again, it highlights the fact that you have to have specific training and knowledge to uncover which products did or did not contain asbestos.

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What is mesothelioma?

Aaron Heckaman: Mesothelioma is a very rare form of cancer that involves, not the lung itself, but the lining of the lungs or the pleura. The only ...

Where can asbestos be found?

Aaron Heckaman: The obviously places that everyone knows is if you served in the armed forces, which unfortunately has a high percentage of people who ...

Can You Get Mesothelioma Without Direct Exposure to Asbestos?

Aaron Heckman: Secondary exposure cases are challenging cases but they're frankly ones that we handle all the time and we excel at. A client is often ...

What is your experience in handling mesothelioma cases?

Aaron Heckaman: Our firm is very uniquely situated to handle mesothelioma cases because we treat them a little bit differently than most firms. We ...

In what jurisdictions have you pursued mesothelioma cases?

Aaron Heckman: I've been fortunate enough to represent people in all 50 states in these mass action cases. Specific to mesothelioma cases, within the ...

Is there a mesothelioma case you handled that stands out in your memory?

Aaron Heckman: One of the most rewarding cases that we worked on, mostly because it truly exemplified what we do here and that it's a total team ...

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