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Why contact a Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyer
- You can be affected by Mesothelioma even if your exposure to asbestos was minimal
- A Philadelphia Mesothelioma Attorney from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund can seek financial compensation
- Your Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyer from Ketterman Rowland & Westlund has the experience needed to handle these difficult cases
- Speak to a Philadelphia Asbestos Attorney today call (855) 579-5299
How a Philadelphia Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help You
A Mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating. Exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of cancers, but Mesothelioma is arguably the most insidious. Our Philadelphia Asbestos Lawyers have handled numerous cases where this toxic substance has forever altered someone’s life, but Mesothelioma is especially troublesome because even low levels of exposure can cause the disease.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos at work or at home, we can help. If your concerned about exposure to asbestos, your Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyer will first recommend that you contact your primary physician for an x-ray referral.
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What is Asbestos, and Who Can Be Affected By It?
Asbestos is a mineral used in a variety of construction materials used in Philadelphia, and has many other uses because of its fire-retardant and insulating properties. The danger lies in the microscopic fibers that can be inhaled, which damage the lungs and causes cancers, including Mesothelioma.
These fibers can also attach themselves to clothing, which means you can be at risk for Mesothelioma even if you are not working directly with asbestos. If you are exposed to asbestos in your Philadelphia home or on the job, you may not develop Mesothelioma for many years. This underscores why it’s so important to speak with a Philadelphia Mesothelioma Attorney immediately if you’ve been diagnosed with this terrible disease.
Contact a Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
At Ketterman Rowland & Westlund, we take a compassionate approach to difficult Mesothelioma cases. Your Philadelphia Mesothelioma Attorney has the experience needed to seek financial compensation if you or someone you love developed Mesothelioma because of exposure to asbestos. Contact us today for a free Mesothelioma consultation in Philadelphia.
About Philadelphia PA
As planned by William Penn, Philadelphia was of only that part of the current community that was located between the Schuylkill and the Delaware Rivers and between Vine and South Streets. The fact is that the actual community was located between Dock Creek and High Street. This is where the settlers built their huts on higher ground or dug their caves in the banks of the Delaware River. In the meantime, the women who were just as busy with their work, had their kettle hung between two poles had lighted their fire on the bare earth in order to prepare the meal of frugal and homely fare as the repast of the diligent builders.
There were tribes of Native Indians present, more or less, either as vendors of their game and venison from the neighboring wilderness or as spectators of the progression of the improvements. The earliest pioneers were the Dutch and the Swedes who, as a matter of course, brought their goods to market as neighbors.
However, many of the communities were settled outside of these boundaries, and in time they had separate governments and had become incorporated separately. This made for many different districts and communities. However, the entire group was simply known as Philadelphia. There were also many different outlying settlements, villages, and townships. These included Passyunk, Kingsessing, Blockley, Mantua, Hamilton Village, Francisville, unincorporated Penn Township, the Falls of Schuylkill, Roxborough, Germantown, Fox Chase, Rising Sun, Nicetown, Port Richmond, the unincorporated Northern Liberties, Holmesburg Harrowgate, Frankford, and Bridesburg. Some of these also became entrenched with the extension of the streets of the communities that comprised Philadelphia. However, in 1854, they were all consolidated under one municipal government, the boundaries of which are the same as those of the old county of Philadelphia. Although most have disappeared, in the earlier times some of these districts had marked characteristics.
Located on the immediate waterfront, the Southwark vessel, was marked to supply fuel prior to the discovery of anthracite coal, and also by the yards and sheds of mast makers and boat builders as well as by the yards of ship builders located at the U.S. Navy Yard.
There were a great number of seafaring men and sea captains that inhabited these Southwark vessels, as well as other watermen and the families of these seagoing people. The shipyards have been relocated and these locations are currently being used as depots and wharves for the Red Star and American line of steamships, the shipping piers, elevators, and great grain warehouses for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, for extensive sugar refineries, and commercial warehouses. The district was also characterized by the mechanical work that the Navy Yard promoted, the iron works and extensive machine shops of Merricks, Morris, Tasker, and Savery as well as others.
Also having extensive lumberyards and cord wood wharves on the river front was the Northern Liberties. Most of the lumberyards have disappeared, and made way for shipping wharves and depots, railroad landings, commercial warehouses and large markets for farm produce. However, a few of the lumberyards still remain. This district was also characterized, especially on Second Street, by the yards of farmers’ markets that deal in the wholesale trade in farm products from the farms from the neighboring county, such as vegetables, meats, poultry, eggs, and butter. Although their marked characteristics have become obscured by the spread of this large community, some of the fine old produce yards and market taverns still remain. The consolidation of the Northern Liberties into Second Street was made famous for its fine retail shops, and Third Street was the place of the large wholesale trade in leather, provisions, and groceries. Second Street is currently lined by twin rows of retail shops almost its entire length. The same is true for miles above and below Cohocksink Creek and Peggs Run, in addition to the Northern Liberties. The Old Globe Mill was one of the great industries in Philadelphia and was located close to the Northern Liberties, on Germantown Avenue just below Girard Avenue. The Northern Liberties became what are currently known as the 16th, 12th, and 11th Wards of the community.
Kensington became a boat and shipbuilding district, whose old time residents were fishermen who supplied the markets in Philadelphia. However, Kensington, soon the area became a builder of steam machinery and a manufacturer of steel and iron. The results of this change can be seen by the works that are currently in operation there and on the river front. Kensington was a portion of the current 18th, 17th, and 16th Wards.
The Spring Garden District is currently the home of extensive manufacturing plants, of many different descriptions. Port Richmond occupies the Delaware River front to the northeast and the north of Old Kensington, and at that time the tidewater terminus of the Reading Railroad Company, which was what brought the port into prominence as the result of its immense coal traffic by sea. This immediately started the improvement of the unproductive land in the area. These improvements included offices, engine houses, workshops, coal depots, and shipping piers. These improvements were followed by a large increase in rapid progress in every respect, great activity including the construction of various buildings. The coal trade was the first to be established. However, the district is currently the center of a manufacturing trade that has seldom been equaled in this country.