Asbestos is a material that has been used for hundreds of years for various reasons. It was found to be useful and practical, as well as durable and flame resistant. Eventually, it was discovered that the fibers in asbestos were responsible for the development of serious health conditions. The fibers can break apart and become airborne, thus causing a person to breathe them in. Breathing in such fibers can lead to chronic lung conditions, as well as cancers.
If you or a loved one has acquired an asbestos-related illness and you know that you were exposed to asbestos decades ago without the proper safety precautions being put in place, you may be able to hold those responsible accountable for what has happened to you.
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As soon as you receive your diagnosis, it is important that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible. Your work history and other information about how you became ill will be necessary to file a strong lawsuit against your former employer or other party who facilitated your exposure. Just because decades have possibly passed since your exposure doesn’t mean that it is too late. You can pursue the compensation that you need for your pain and suffering, present and future medical expenses, and other costs associated with the illness.
As for where you may have become exposed to asbestos, the following are the possibilities:
- Cigarette filters
- Building insulation
- Plants building automobile parts
This does mean that millions of people have been exposed to asbestos throughout time and they could develop serious health problems later on. These problems include mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other respiratory issues. The symptoms can include chest pains, chronic pain, and other chronic issues that can be painful. Ultimately, the end result can be a slow and painful death.
Contact A Mankato Personal Injury Lawyer
Illness due to asbestos exposure may not show up for many years. When it does, the consequences can be devastating. If you or a loved one has become ill due to asbestos exposure years before, you may be able to hold the responsible party financially liable for the damages that have been done to you. To learn more, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.