Asbestos was an extremely common construction material for much of the 20th century, used as a cheap, effective form of insulation in countless buildings throughout the United States. However, as evidence began to come to light revealing that exposure to asbestos could lead to dangerous health conditions, its use was heavily restricted, and eventually banned in all but the smallest concentrations.
Unfortunately, far too many employers knowingly exposed their workers to asbestos and asbestos-containing products, and now many of these employees are dealing with lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related conditions. Even today, some individuals are wrongly exposed to this dangerous material, as it still exists in high concentrations in older buildings and a number of other products.
There are a number of illnesses and medical conditions that have been demonstrated to have a strong correlation with asbestos exposure. The following are some of the most dangerous of these medical conditions:
All of these medical conditions can have painful or even life-threatening consequences for those who develop them. Therefore, it is critically important that the problem of asbestos exposure be treated with the seriousness it deserves.
If you believe that you may have developed a medical condition because of asbestos exposure, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for your losses. Contact the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about what we may be able to do for you.