Whether asbestos exposure can make you eligible for compensation depends on the details of your case. If your exposure to asbestos led to an illness, you should consider pursuing compensation. Asbestos can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
If you have recently been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, you may be overwhelmed by a sudden onslaught of expenses, challenges, emotional pain and anger. You can develop these illnesses from:
- Exposure at work
- Exposure within a community
- Exposure to a family member who works with asbestos
- Use of an asbestos-containing product
Even though some understanding of the risks of asbestos has been known since the 1930s, manufacturers continued to use the material extensively. It wasn’t until 1989 that the EPA banned all new uses of asbestos.
In most situations, asbestos exposure is preventable. Asbestos is reasonably safe when it is contained. When the tiny fibers of asbestos are released into the air, they can be inhaled into the lungs. If a company, manufacturer, installer or other entity is responsible for hazardously exposing you to asbestos, you deserve compensation for illnesses you suffer as a result.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma following asbestos exposure and live in Baltimore, Maryland, or Washington, DC, or elsewhere in the nation, please contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, to schedule a free initial consultation.