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Asbestos has been used for a variety of purposes for centuries, but it wasn’t until late in the 19th century that it first became widely used in construction as a result of its remarkable insulating properties. After that point, asbestos was nearly ubiquitous in the construction of new buildings, as well as in shipyards and other industrial areas.

Unfortunately, in the latter decades of the 20th century, asbestos increasingly came to be linked with a wide range of serious health effects suffered by those who had been exposed to this mineral substance for prolonged lengths of time, particularly a rare form of cancer known as mesothelioma. As a result, asbestos is now largely banned except in the smallest possible quantities. Sadly, this has not prevented innocent people from being unduly exposed to this dangerous material, causing them to suffer life-threatening health problems.

Asbestos Exposure Risks

While asbestos exposure is now largely a limited phenomenon, there still remain a number of different industries in which workers may be at a higher risk of coming into contact with this dangerous substance, including:

  • Construction
  • Shipyards
  • Oil drilling
  • Automobile repair and manufacturing
  • Industrial occupations
  • Firefighting

Workers in any of these fields may be at an elevated risk of developing serious asbestos-related medical conditions.

Contact a Lawyer Today

If you have developed any medical condition associated with asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to take legal action in order to recover the compensation you need to deal with the challenges you may be facing. Contact the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today to learn more about your legal options by calling (414) 271-0900.