You may have seen an earlier blog on our site discussing the dangers of asbestos and the deadly condition, mesothelioma being the worst consequence of the substance. Since being outlawed in the 1970s, asbestos has been known to be a deadly cause of cancer, including mesothelioma, in individuals exposed to it. In two earlier waves of asbestos victims, deadly cancers were found, often decades after exposure, because they had once worked as miners and millers in the first wave and insulators and shipbuilders in the second wave. Now there is a new wave or generation of younger people being diagnosed with cancers caused by asbestos exposure and the fear is that this wave is going to claim the most victims. The new victim may have worked in jobs such as fiber optic cable installers or as home renovators. Although asbestos use was banned back in the 1970s there are still many places it still lurks and construction workers and many others could be in danger when it is uncovered. It has been learned that an Australian martial arts champion died from mesothelioma after being exposed to it as a baby living in a home being remodeled. The recommendation is to investigate before you renovate!
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos with sickness and/or deadly consequences, please contact the professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices as you may be entitled to compensation.