For many years, the dangers of asbestos exposure have been known by regulators,
as well as the general public. Unfortunately, they have not been enough
for the United States to ban manufacturers from using asbestos in their
products. The potential risks have been known for decades and the construction,
automotive, and shipbuilding industries continue to use products made
with asbestos. It is highly used due to its fire-resistant properties
and ability to withstand extreme temperatures.
post by Linda Reinstein on the Huffington Post, the article discusses how the author’s husband was affected by
asbestos exposure and how
mesothelioma took his life.
Mesothelioma is just one of the potential dangers presented from asbestos
exposure. Even worse is knowing that individuals who develop mesothelioma
could have been protected if asbestos was banned. The industry knew of
the dangers, but still allows asbestos to be used. It can also take years
for the conditions to manifest. This allows time for those who use asbestos
to attempt to cover up the dangers.
Asbestos fibers are most dangerous when disturbed, so it is important to
make sure if you live or work in an area with asbestos, you are very careful
about what you’re doing. If you work in places containing asbestos,
you should also be provided safety equipment to help protect you from exposure.
The fact that asbestos is still legal in the United States despite the
associated dangers is a scary thought.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, allow our team to help determine
the exact cause. Our mesothelioma attorneys at Worthington & Caron
are committed to helping patients seek the justice they deserve. Asbestos
should be banned from use. This can help prevent others from suffering
the effects of exposure.
Call today to discuss your options and learn what our firm can do to help you during
this difficult time.