According to the Environmental Working Group Action Fund , nearly 10,000 people die each year from asbestos related diseases in the United States.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a cheap and plentiful mineral which is used for its attractive traits in various industries mainly dealing with construction, mechanics and heating repair. Due to the array of serious health issues which are associated with exposure to Asbestos, Congress has been working on passing laws to control the amount of asbestos being used in such industries. Despite these attempts, large quantities of asbestos containing materials still remain in public buildings throughout the United States.
What is the connection between Asbestos and Mesothelioma?
Asbestos exposure becomes a health concern when high concentrations of asbestos fibers are inhaled over an extended period of time. Mesothelioma is caused by the negligence of employers and asbestos product manufacturers who likely knew of the toxic dangers however failed to provide safe working conditions to their employees. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that attacks the protective linings that cover vital internal organs.
What are some products that can cause Mesothelioma?
Some products that are linked to Asbestos related injuries include; acoustical panels, adhesive, ceramic tiles, dry-mix joint compound, electrical wires, firebrick, insulator ducts, mastic, shingles, and vinyl tiles. Industry professionals who work with these products on a daily basis are susceptible to asbestos particles released from physical contact with these materials.
Is there a treatment?
Unfortunately, Mesothelioma is incurable. However, it is treatable and at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson we will provide the very best legal representation so that any person exposed to asbestos can obtain the finest treatment possibilities for immediate and long-term management.
Despite several attempts by congress to eliminate asbestos related products from the market, they are still widely used by varying industries. If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos products either in your home or at work, contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, LLP for legal advice.