Asbestos is an inexpensive mineral that was used widely in a variety of industries as an inexpensive building material. From construction to auto manufacturing, workers in a variety of fields were exposed to incredibly high amounts of asbestos on a daily basis until the material was banned in the 1970s because of significant health concerns. Unfortunately, by that time numerous people had already been exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos in their homes and workplaces.
While there are a number of conditions that can result from exposure to asbestos, one of the most dangerous is a form of cancer called mesothelioma. This cancer affects the lining of several of the body’s major organs, including the lungs, heart, and stomach. Sadly, this cancer is extremely aggressive and for most patients, by the time they are diagnosed with the disease, there is little that can be done to treat it. While nothing can reverse this diagnosis, many mesothelioma patients have turned to the legal system to take action against the employers who knowingly exposed them to such a dangerous material.
While workers in some industries were disproportionately exposed to asbestos, the reality is that anyone who has been exposed to asbestos has the potential to develop mesothelioma or another devastating asbestos-related condition. Some of the most common side effects of mesothelioma include the following:
If your former employer is responsible for your exposure to asbestos, you should not be left to shoulder the financial burdens of your condition.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related condition, you need an attorney on your side to help you take aggressive action against the party responsible for your asbestos exposure. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900 for the representation you need.