Asbestos exposure is serious and deadly. Asbestos is a carcinogen that can cause several types of cancer as well as other serious illnesses, including:
- Lung disease
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Laryngeal cancer
So what is asbestos? It is a flame-retardant material that was used in the manufacture of many different products: building materials such as insulation, tiles, shingles and pipes, as well as clothing and sealants. The laws have since changed, and asbestos is no longer used in the manufacture of new products. However, it is still a danger.
Workers can come into contact with asbestos when they work in the demolition of existing materials. Construction workers are at the greatest risk for asbestos exposure. In most cases, asbestos dust is accidentally inhaled, although it is also possible to ingest fibers.
If you have been exposed to asbestos at your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation if you become ill from mesothelioma or another disease. You may also be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, it is best to have a lawyer’s help to get the benefits you need and deserve. The attorneys at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help.
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