Exposure to Asbestos
Asbestos exposure can happen in many different environments. An unfortunate aspect of most cases of asbestos exposure is that many people were unaware that they were already developing asbestos-related conditions, and therefore didn’t seek early treatment, because the symptoms of exposure often do not appear until years (sometimes decades) after exposure initially occurred. Because of this delay, by the time many asbestos-related conditions are diagnosed, there is little that can be done to treat them.
If you or someone you love believes he or she was wrongfully exposed to asbestos, contact an experienced asbestos exposure lawyer of Chenkin Law Firm today by calling our office at (800) 721-7472 to talk about your legal options.
Where You Might Have Been Exposed to Asbestos
Because asbestos was used in a huge variety of products, people were exposed to it in a number of different environments. Some of the most common occupations that dealt with asbestos on a regular basis, before its official ban in the U.S., include:
- Military jobs / ship-building
- Dry walling
- Tile installation
In addition to direct exposure occurring through these occupations, indirect exposure has also caused a number of asbestos-related cases to appear. Some of the more common incidents of indirect exposure involve family members of those who were directly exposed to asbestos inhaling broken fibers that were carried home on their loved one. Whatever way you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, if it was due to someone else’s negligence, it’s important to seek medical treatment and legal advice as soon as you can.
If you or someone you know has been wrongfully exposed to asbestos and is now suffering the consequences, contact a qualified asbestos exposure attorney of Chenkin Law Firm today at (800) 721-7472.