Were You Exposed to Asbestos? Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help!
In the 1970’s OSAH and other agencies began to regulate asbestos
use in household products and in work environments after numerous studies
showed how dangerous the mineral could be when inhaled. Unfortunately,
countless workers and consumers continue to suffer from asbestos exposure,
which can cause extremely deadly and dangerous diseases and cancers, including
mesothelioma. If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos,
you should contact our firm today.
At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, our personal injury attorneys understand
how dangerous asbestos exposure can be, and we want to help you obtain
compensation for any damages you have suffered. Whether you developed
a deadly asbestos-related disease or someone you love died as a result
of asbestos exposure, we can fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
To discuss your case with our firm, call (888) 811-9747.
Asbestos is a natural mineral popular for use in building materials because
it is heat-resistant, flame-resistant, lightweight, and inexpensive. However,
these fibers can become microscopic airborne particles which can linger
in the air for hours or even days. Once inhaled, these particles and fibers
reside in the body permanently and can cause serious health issues, including
Where is Asbestos Found?
For years asbestos materials were used in factories, oil refineries, power
plants, and the like. It was utilized in the construction of pipes, drywall,
flooring, roofing, bricks, cement, tiles, fire retardants, and more. In
other words, most buildings constructed during or before the 1970’s
contain some level of asbestos. However, certain occupations stir up dust
that often contains asbestos, putting workers in those fields at a higher
risk of exposure.
Occupations facing the highest risk of asbestos exposure include:
- Military members
- Naval Submarine Workers
- Automobile mechanics
- Coal miners
- Construction workers
- Metal workers
- Power plant workers
- Shipyard workers
Health Risks Associated with Asbestos Exposure
Anyone exposed to asbestos, especially on a daily basis or over an extended
period of time, could be at risk of developing a serious illness. Asbestos
is a known carcinogen, which means it can cause cancer. The most common
cancer caused by asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer
that usually appears in the lining of the lungs or abdominal organs. However,
asbestos can also cause other cancers and lung diseases.
Illnesses related to asbestos exposure include:
- Lung Cancer
- Pleural plaques
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
If you developed any asbestos-related diseases after being exposed through
your occupation or asbestos products, you might be eligible for compensation
for any resulting damages. Our firm can investigate the circumstances
of your asbestos exposure, including the potentially negligent company,
product manufacturer, or employer. We believe you deserve justice and
maximum compensation for your suffering related to asbestos exposure.
We can also fight for compensation and justice on behalf of families who
lost loved ones due to asbestos exposure and related diseases. Compensation
for damages may include medical expenses, funeral costs, projected loss
of wages, and reparation for the emotional loss of a loved one.
For help with your asbestos case, contact Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP.