Since the early 20th century, many workers have been exposed to asbestos through workplace contact. Although workers in many industries are more susceptible to exposure, because of previously lax regulations on asbestos products in the U.S., almost anyone could have been exposed.
Because asbestos is such a dangerous carcinogen, and so frequently used in the production of everyday items used in U.S. homes and businesses all the way up to the 1980s, the chances of mesothelioma diagnosis may be very high for anyone who lived in the U.S. during nearly the entire 20th century.
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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses. Our can help you determine the source of your exposure and whether you can file a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Industry Workers Exposed
In the U.S., many industry workers were exposed to asbestos through everyday workplace conditions. Asbestos miners were directly exposed, as they worked to mine the natural mineral from 17 states within the U.S., until the last mine was closed in 2002 (in California).
These miners have the highest rate of developing mesothelioma, due to the amount and length of exposure, as well as faulty protective standards.
Following miners, the next largest group of workers exposed to asbestos were those in the military. Until the 1980s, every branch of the military used asbestos in its daily operations, with the U.S. Navy being the most prevalent. In 1939, the Navy issued a mandate requiring the use of asbestos products in all of its vessels, leading to the consistent exposure of all shipyard employees and naval members to the substance.
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After years of working for the same company or serving in the military, many mesothelioma victims feel betrayed. The attorneys at our law firm understand your frustration and anger, and we’re here to help. We have years of experience with making those responsible for asbestos exposure pay for the suffering that they’ve caused, and we can help you too.
Other Industries Exposed To Asbestos
Other industry workers who were exposed to asbestos products include those in the metal works, chemical, plumbing, boilermaker, first responder, and construction industries. These workers were exposed to asbestos in construction of buildings, demolition of sites, rescuing of victims from disasters, and everyday industry manufacturing.
They were also exposed to asbestos through the use of required protective clothing and equipment, which was meant to prevent harm from extreme heat and flame, caustic chemicals, and dangerous electrical pulses. Unfortunately, the very things meant to protect them brought unimaginable harm, in the form of mesothelioma.
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Our attorneys have spent years helping clients fight for their rights against the companies that harmed them. In cases of mesothelioma, providing simple protection is often all that would have been needed to save the lives of workers, but asbestos companies weren’t willing to spend the money, and the workers are the ones who ended up paying with their health.We can help you get the compensation you deserve for the damage that’s been done to you and your family.
Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure
After initial exposure to asbestos, many workers did not develop symptoms of mesothelioma for anywhere from 20 to 50 years. Because there is such a lengthy delay in the development of symptoms, for decades, large corporations (including the military) maintained a plausible standard of denying any responsibility. However, now the scientific community has released numerous studies, done with decades of research and data, proving the direct link between asbestos exposure and the development of mesothelioma.
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To find out if you have a legal claim against a former employer, meet with an experienced mesothelioma attorney from our law firm to discuss your options. Also, contact us to learn more mesothelioma facts.