Asbestos & Its Effects

From its base in Minnesota, the personal injury law firm of Sieben Polk P.A. has assisted people injured by asbestos throughout the Upper Midwest since 1979. We are dedicated to helping victims of asbestos and their families seek justice.

We have amassed the state's most extensive body of evidence on asbestos exposure sites, and we continue to gather more. This gives our firm an unmatched advantage over national firms when it comes to handling asbestos injury cases in Minnesota. Having evidence on hand means we are able to file cases quickly to help our clients maximize recovery for their claim and having their day in court.

We possess a comprehensive understanding of asbestos and its effects. We know all about matters such as asbestosis with respect to how the lungs absorb asbestos fibers and how pleura occurs in the chest cavity's lining. Most important, we know how to present these matters persuasively and convincingly. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, it is important you investigate a claim as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys in Hastings, call 651-304-6708 in the metro or toll free at 800-620-1829.

Asbestos And The Effects Of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is used to describe a naturally occurring mineral fiber composed of very small, threadlike silicate materials. Originally found in certain types of rock, asbestos fibers, which are often very long, became popular in the construction industry.

Asbestos was used for years as a noncorrosive, flame-resistant insulator on pipe coverings and vents. It was also used in other construction materials such as cement, roofing and floor tiles.

Although asbestos was initially linked to cancer in the 1930s, was not until the 1960s that definitive studies started to come out linking asbestos to mesothelioma.

Since that time, asbestos has been linked to a variety of diseases and health conditions including:

  • Asbestosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural disease

While the use of asbestos in pipe covering has been well-known, there have been many other uses for asbestos that were not well-known. Individuals diagnosed with these diseases may not have any knowledge that they were exposed to asbestos.

The first step for many individuals is finding out if and when you were exposed. This is where our experience has helped many of our clients.

Why Do Our Years Of Experience Matter?

Our years of experience matter because we already know the facts about any number of asbestos issues unique to specific Minnesotan occupations and sites. Other firms, particularly out-of-state firms, simply do not have the access to or the command of the evidence in these matters that we do.

Moreover, our experience means we already know how to put these cases together. That knowledge enables us to move quickly. We know that asbestos cases are highly time-sensitive and require expedited litigation calendars.

Our experience also means we know that your case is ultimately about you and your family. We are as compassionate with our clients as we are committed to seeking justice for them.

Learn More About Why We Should Be Your Asbestos Firm Of Choice

Given the time-sensitive nature of most asbestos claims, we encourage all of our potential clients to reach out to us as soon as possible. You can schedule a free initial appointment with our firm by calling us at 651-304-6708. You can also reach us online if you prefer.