For generations, asbestos was considered to be a “miracle fiber,” and was used prolifically in a number of industries because of its fire retardant abilities. Unfortunately, it was discovered that the inhalation of asbestos particles can lead to mesothelioma, an incredibly serious and aggressive form of cancer. Worse, many companies realized the potential dangers of asbestos long before the general public did, needlessly risking the lives of their employees who were exposed to the fiber.
If you or someone you love is suffering from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related health problem as the result of exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your options, contact the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.
Asbestos was used as an insulating fiber because of its natural absorptive and heat-resistant properties. Starting in the late 1800s, the fiber was used in the construction of industrial complexes, public buildings, and private homes. Practically everyone in the United States could conceivably have been exposed to asbestos. Fields at particular risk of exposure include:
- Oil drilling
- Automobile manufacturing and repair
- Industrial labor
While asbestos use has been legally curtailed in the United States, countless older buildings still contain asbestos.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we are dedicated to helping people get the financial compensation they deserve. If you or someone you love has suffered from mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illnesses and you would like to learn more about how our compassionate attorneys may be able to help, contact us today by calling 800-242-2874.