For decades, asbestos was an almost ubiquitous material in a wide variety of industries, none more so than in construction. Cheap, relatively abundant, and extraordinarily effective as an insulating material, asbestos was a common feature in buildings constructed through most of the 20th century. However, research slowly began to develop which linked asbestos exposure to the development of a wide range of serious medical conditions.
Among other things, exposure to asbestos, particularly over a prolonged period of time, has the potential to cause individuals to develop a form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Because of the serious consequences that this disease and other conditions relating to asbestos exposure can have, many of those who have been the victim of asbestos exposure are entitled to seek compensation for the consequences they may face.
Asbestos has been linked to a range of different damaging medical conditions, a brief list of which includes the following:
While the impact that these various conditions may have on a person’s life can differ, in all situations in which asbestos exposure results in these or similar medical conditions, individuals may be entitled to pursue legal action to address their needs.
If you believe that your medical conditions may have been caused by asbestos exposure, you may have cause to pursue a claim for compensation. Contact the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal options.