Before we knew the dangers of asbestos, it was used in virtually all buildings for insulation and fire-proofing. Though it worked well in both these capacities, it was later discovered that prolonged exposure to asbestos could cause serious medical complications.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency eventually found that asbestos was a health hazard for construction workers, plumbers, miners, tunnel workers and demolition workers.
In 1989, the EPA issued the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule which called for the end of asbestos’ introduction into new buildings and its planned removal from all current structures. For residents, it was an obviously beneficial move as residents and office workers no longer had to worry about the dangerous side-effects of the material. The workers tasked with removal of the asbestos, however, were at an exponentially higher risk of contracting asbestosis.
If you or a loved one has contracted asbestosis, mesothelioma, or any other disease due to contact with asbestos, you are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package to provide for your needs. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we have dealt with all asbestos-related conditions and we can help win you compensation. If you are unsure about whether or not you qualify for asbestos exposure compensation, we offer free consultations and are here to evaluate your claim. Below is a list of some symptoms that commonly present in asbestosis:
- Chronic coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Clubbed fingertips
- Tightness in the chest
- Chest / heart pain
If you or your loved one was exposed to asbestos, you deserve to be provided for. The chronic side effects of asbestosis are debilitating and painful, and often lead to death. At Kaplan Lawyers PC, our asbestos exposure attorneys will fight to enforce your rights and get you the help that you need. The consultation is free and we charge no fee unless we win your case.