Nationwide Mesothelioma Lawyers Asbestos Injury Attorneys
For decades asbestos was a material that was used for heating insulation in homes, commercial buildings, ships and several other structures. The reasons it was used were because it was relatively affordable, it performed well and it was extremely resistant to flames. Therefore, asbestos was seen as an effective, cheap and safe form of keeping heat inside of a building and as a result it was extremely prevalent around the United States beginning on a large scale in the 1920’s. It was rare for people to walk into almost any building that did not contain asbestos.
As the world of science continued to advance over the next 50 years, more was learned about asbestos and it was not good for the people who had been exposed to it for any extended period of time. Researchers began to realize that people who inhaled airborne asbestos particles were struggling with expelling those particles from their bodies. These particles eventually lodged in people’s lung tissue and led to serious diseases that usually proved to be fatal. Examples of these diseases included lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
People who had been exposed to asbestos even decades earlier were suddenly given what were in effect death sentences by medical care providers. There is no cure for any of these diseases and the only thing that can be done is to ease a patient’s suffering. There were legal claims that could be made for these patients, but many of them had a very hard time pinpointing where and when they were exposed to asbestos and who was responsible for that exposure.
Auto brake workers, construction demolition workers, drywall workers, and shipyard workers are being exposed to asbestos that can lead to mesothelioma and lung cancer.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, then you may be able to receive financial compensation.
Contact us today at 1-800-214-1010.
The most common industries that can lead to asbestos exposure are:
Auto brake workers (dust from asbestos brake pads)
Construction demolition workers (can be exposed from improper removal or the construction company didn’t know the building was contaminated)
Drywall workers (exposure to asbestos in the drywall taping process)
Shipyard workers (exposure can come from many different places within the shipping facility and many chemicals use there)
Estimates have been made of the numbers of cancers that are projected to result from past exposures to asbestos in a number of occupations and industries. From 1940 through 1979, 27,500,000 individuals had potential asbestos exposure at work. Of these, 18,800,000 had exposure in excess of that equivalent to two months employment in primary manufacturing or as an insulator (> 2-3 f-yr/ml). 21,000,000 of the 27,500,000 and 14,100,000 of the 18,800,000 are estimated to have been alive on January 1, 1980.
It is further estimated that approximately 8,200 asbestos-related cancer deaths are now occurring annually. This will rise to about 9,700 annually by the year 2000. Thereafter, the mortality rate from past exposure will decrease, but still remain substantial for another three decades.
The Nationwide Mesothelioma Lawyers Asbestos Injury Attorneys at the Hood National Law Group are very familiar with these difficult questions and they have been helping clients answer them across the United States for decades. When people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our firm, we work to get to the bottom of the following questions:
- What is your specific diagnosis?
- What did the medical tests reveal?
- Where have you worked in the past?
- Where have you lived in the past?
- How long did you live and work in these places?
- Do you know of anyone else diagnosed with any of these diseases?
- If so, what places did you have in common with them in terms of living or working?
We try to help lay out a timeline of potential exposure and then we help to identify those who may have been responsible for that exposure. This is a process that requires legal knowledge for many different reasons, including the fact that people who receive these diagnoses will need help with their forthcoming medical expenses and they and their families will face other losses in the future.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer and you believe it was due to exposure to asbestos fibers, you need to do what you can to hold those responsible for this terrible situation accountable. You can do so by contacting the mesothelioma lawyers at the Hood National Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation so that you can work towards obtaining the answers that you need.
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Nationwide Mesothelioma Lawyers Asbestos Injury Attorneys page updated on April 14, 2015