Your teaching career could be the cause of your asbestos-related illness
Elementary school teachers who have worked in older school buildings are one of the largest classes of workers outside the construction industry to be diagnosed with Mesothelioma. This news may be shocking, but the reason has to do with the fact that old school buildings often contained asbestos. Even though the asbestos should be contained in the walls, floors, and ceilings, any repairs done to the school could disturb the asbestos and put you at risk.
When asbestos is broken, torn, or disturbed in any way, asbestos dust particles become airborne. You can breathe those particles in without even realizing it (EPA).
Because many elementary school teachers worked in older school buildings, some spent their entire careers working where asbestos was present.
Since it can sometimes take as long as 40 years to develop Mesothelioma, elementary school teachers are often unaware that they were exposed to asbestos until long after they have ended their teaching careers. In many cases, the schools where they taught have long since been demolished to make way for newer buildings and school campuses.
Weitz & Luxenberg’s experienced team of asbestos attorneys have the resources to track down school buildings from over 40 years ago – even ones that have been torn down. We can help you put together the evidence that proves that you developed your sickness because of asbestos located in a particular school building.
For more information, give us a call at (800) 476-6070.
I have an asbestos-related illness, but I do not know where I was exposed. Can Weitz & Luxenberg help?
Yes. We have a list of asbestos locations that may be very helpful in determining where you were exposed. In addition, we can track down documents such as asbestos order forms, or contractor bills that prove asbestos was located in a building that you once worked.
Who was responsible for my illness?
There were many different asbestos companies that may share responsibility of your illness. Whoever mined, manufactured, distributed, and installed the asbestos into the school is responsible.
Sadly, these companies knew that asbestos was dangerous long before the public did. They intentionally hid information about asbestos’s true harm (EWG).
How Weitz & Luxenberg can help
Weitz & Luxenberg has the time and means to find out exactly which companies are responsible for your illness. We have been handling cases such as yours for over twenty years.
You did a great service to this country when you worked as a teacher, with the help of Weitz & Luxenberg, you can focus more on spending time with your loved ones, and receiving the best treatment possible for your illness. Let us stay on top of the legal deadlines, and getting your case in order.
Simply fill out the form on this page to start the process. It is free, and non-binding. After submitting the form, we will get in touch with you to speak further about your options.