If you or a loved one has been the victim of an asbestos-related disease through asbestos exposure, you should seek the help of an asbestos attorney as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it is still very common—even now—to find areas in public buildings, homes, or even schools that contain asbestos. Even though asbestos is related to diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma, it is prevalent in many areas around the United States. When you were unknowingly exposed to asbestos, or if you were exposed to it during your job, you may be paying for the consequences decades later. This is where our attorneys come in. We fight for the rights of those who are suffering from asbestos exposure and will work hard to help you get the compensation you deserve. For an initial consultation, please call our office today.
Where is Asbestos Commonly Found?
Many manufacturers and companies used asbestos for its extreme durability. It is so strong that it can resist flame and heat, which is why many construction companies used it when they were constructing buildings all over the U.S. Some of the most common places it is found in are:
· Woodburning Stoves
· Textured Paints
· Steam Pipes
· Vinyl Tiles
What are the risks of asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that can get airborne. In fact, many people breathe in trace amounts of asbestos every day without even realizing it. However, real health risks begin to occur when you inhale large amounts of this material. Thus, you may actually come into contact with asbestos in some form regularly, but it is likely not going to cause problems unless someone cuts into or damages the product that contains asbestos. For example, if ceiling tiles in a school contain asbestos but they are left untouched on a daily basis, they likely will not pose a threat to people in the school. However, if the ceiling tiles fall and break or if a company does renovations on these ceiling tiles without properly confining the asbestos, it can be extremely hazardous.
What does an attorney recommend if a home or building has asbestos?
We recommend speaking with a professional company whose expertise is asbestos removal and Asbestos Abatement in Los Angeles. It is important to never try to remove materials that contain asbestos on your own.
What should I do if I have health issues because of asbestos exposure?
If you are the victim of asbestos exposure that leads to an asbestos-related illness, one of the main forms of compensation we might encourage you to pursue is a product liability lawsuit against the company who created the material. Additionally, if a loved one passed away because of an asbestos-related disease, we can discuss your options for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Thanks to Nielsen Environmental for more information on asbestos abatement.