Throughout much of our history, asbestos has been widely used in a variety of industries. Because of its affordability and versatility, industries including ship building, construction, and auto manufacturing used asbestos as an essential part of their operations. Unfortunately, this material also posed significant safety risks to those who worked around it regularly, and many employers knew about these dangers but chose to protect their own bottom line and continued using this material.
Because of this exposure, many workers who regularly worked around asbestos have been diagnosed with a number of asbestos-related conditions, including mesothelioma, an extremely aggressive form of lung cancer. While nothing can undo the devastation that a mesothelioma diagnosis can bring, some of these workers have taken action against their former employers for knowingly exposing them to such a dangerous material.
While asbestos was almost completely banned for use in the United States in the 1970s, there were a number of industries that used asbestos widely before this point. As such, if you worked in any of the following industries before the late 1970s, you may be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma or other asbestos-related conditions:
If you worked in any of these industries and believe that your exposure to asbestos is the cause of your mesothelioma diagnosis, there may be legal options available to you.
While nothing can undo the harm that you have already experienced, a successful lawsuit may be able to help you secure the financial compensation you need to pay for your necessary medical treatment. For the legal help you need if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today.