Asbestos is an extremely toxic material found in many buildings and products—such as some types of insulation materials, paints, and pipes. Significant exposure to asbestos can cause a variety of health problems, including, at worse, several types of cancer (including mesothelioma). As our society has realized this fact, sources of compensation have become available for people injured by exposure to asbestos, and for the family members of people who were killed by asbestos-related illnesses.
Dangerous asbestos exposure is most common among people who work in certain environments, including construction sites, shipyards, and automobile repair shops. Today, federal and state regulations require employers to educate workers about the dangers of asbestos and to provide the workers with protective gear. Unfortunately, many workers were exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos for decades, and may develop asbestos-related illnesses that become apparent only years after the exposure occurred.
In New York, the 9/11 tragedy led to the release of vast amounts of asbestos dust. Many New York residents were exposed to this toxic dust, and some have suffered a variety of breathing problems and illnesses after that exposure.
If you believe that you were exposed to asbestos, either on the job or in other circumstances, you may qualify for free screening and monitoring of your health. You may also seek compensation for asbestos-related injuries from various companies that manufactured and sold products that contained asbestos, or products that were supposed to protect you from exposure to asbestos but failed.
If you are interested in pursuing compensation for injuries caused by asbestos exposure, our law firm is ready to help. Since 1996, Ronai & Ronai, LLP has been helping injured people, as well as families whose loved ones fell victim to wrongful death. Please contact us today for a free consultation.
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