Asbestos is a mineral substance that has properties that make it extraordinarily well-adapted to use in construction, particularly as a cost-effective method of providing insulation to a wide variety of different types of structures. For this reason, asbestos was widely used throughout most of the 20th century in a wide variety of different industries.
Unfortunately, as scientific and medical knowledge progressed, it became apparent that asbestos exposure could pose serious risks to the health and safety of the general public, including increasing the likelihood of developing extremely dangerous forms of cancer. As a result, asbestos use was gradually phased out in the latter years of the 20th century. However, many buildings constructed prior to this period may still expose individuals to asbestos, placing them in danger of developing a serious medical condition.
Individuals who work in a number of different industries are particularly prone to asbestos risks. The following are some of the different career fields that can place workers in particular danger of developing an asbestos-related medical condition:
Working in any of these different career fields, among others, can dramatically increase the likelihood of a serious injury developing as a result of asbestos exposure.
If you have contracted an illness from asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for the costs of medical treatment and other consequences that may arise. Our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® believe that those who negligently allow others to be exposed to this dangerous substance deserve to be held accountable for the repercussions, so call us today at (414) 271-0900.