Monday, 22 October 2012

Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Eligibility

Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit Eligibility

Medical evidence from as early as 1900 attests to the knowledge that asbestos exposure leads to lung cancer and other illnesses such as asbestosis and mesothelioma.  Unfortunately, asbestos mining was not discontinued in the United States until 2002 and persists in other parts of the world today.  Even the U.S. Navy used significant amounts of asbestos in its ships until the 1970s.  People who were harmed by exposure to asbestos and the family members of people who have died from asbestos-related diseases are eligible to bring action against those responsible for asbestos exposure.

Types of Asbestos Exposure

There are 2 ways a person can be exposed to asbestos: occupationally and non-occupationally.

Occupational exposure is the most common type of asbestos exposure. There are certain jobs that have a high risk of asbestos exposure, such as:
  • Asbestos miners
  • Navy Veterans
  • Armed Forces Service Members
  • Painters
  • Plastic manufacturers and the workers who used these products
  • Makers of heat-resistant fabrics or clothing
  • Ceiling and floor tile workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Boat builders
  • Electrical workers
  • Building engineers
  • Drywallers
  • Construction workers
  • Automobile plant workers
  • Automobile mechanics
  • Construction workers
  • Demolition crews
  • Custodians
  • Railroad workers
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Rubber workers
  • Warehouse workers
Non-occupational exposure to asbestos is not as common as occupational exposure, but it does happen.  Individuals who live near asbestos mines, asbestos plants, or in an area where asbestos naturally occurs may have inhaled or swallowed asbestos particles.  Additionally, family members of individuals who work in the above-mentioned industries may be exposed to asbestos brought into the home on clothing, hair or skin.

Asbestos Mesothelioma Attorneys

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit against the parties responsible for your exposure.  Likewise, if you have lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you may also be able to file suit.

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