Asbestos was in common usage in nearly every building constructed prior to the 1980s. Due to its prevalence, it is vital that you properly test for asbestos prior to beginning any renovations on older houses.
Left alone, asbestos is harmless. However, once disturbed by sanding, drilling into, or even scraping, asbestos becomes airborne and immediately toxic.
While asbestos becomes immediately toxic once disturbed, exposure to asbestos may take years to impact your body. Commonly asbestos exposure leads to mesothelioma and lung cancer, diseases that may not manifest for ten to 50 years following exposure. If you suspect you have been exposed to asbestos, you need to contact a doctor as soon as possible to ensure you are taking the proper precautions to diagnose these diseases.
Diseases linked to asbestos exposure cannot always be avoided. If you or a loved one is suffering from the consequences of asbestos exposure, Maryland asbestos attorney Matthew Kiely may be able to help you get compensation for your injuries.
For a free case evaluation following asbestos exposure, please contact the Law Offices of Brown | Kiely, LLP to schedule an initial consultation today. Our attorneys represents people in Maryland, Washington D.C., and throughout the United States.