Although the problems that asbestos materials have caused are fading, the damage that this carcinogenic building material has caused is still present. Inhaling asbestos particles can cause a cancer called mesothelioma, and although rare, it's a serious disease. Asbestos lawyers specialize in helping victims of this disease seek justice for themselves and their families. Many of the people who develop mesothelioma have done so by inhaling the asbestos on the job, which entitles the workers to compensation because employers who did not provide the protections they should have are liable for the damages. The awards that the mesothelioma lawyers obtain can be substantial, which helps the victims provide for their families once the case has been resolved in or out of court.