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Does Asbestos Exposure Mean My Child Will Have Health Problems?

Does Asbestos Exposure Mean My Child Will Have Health Problems?

If your child was exposed to asbestos, you may be very concerned about his or her health. Unfortunately, asbestos can cause mesothelioma and lung cancer.

There is no reliable way to know whether your child will suffer such an illness as a result of the exposure: If asbestos is lodged in the lungs, it can remain in those tissues for years. The damage caused can lead to the growth of cancerous cells. The first symptoms of the diseases take a long time to manifest, and cancer is not typically diagnosed for 10 to 50 years after asbestos exposure.

Although any kind of exposure can be bad for your child, studies have found the development of mesothelioma is more likely in cases of prolonged exposure to large amount of asbestos.

If you child was exposed to asbestos at school, you may be able to recover compensation. Schools are required by law to take certain measures to protect students from asbestos. Although asbestos in school building material is a reality, the school must identify where asbestos is present and develop a management plan for the asbestos.

If your family member has developed mesothelioma and you want to learn more about asbestos class actions and claims, please contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, to schedule a consultation with our experienced attorney in Baltimore, Maryland.