Dentists: Did you develop an asbestos disease from your work? We may be able to help
Exposure to asbestos is common in trades such as construction, where there is the danger of inhaling the carcinogen's dust and fibers from plaster and other asbestos-containing products. Few, however, realize that dentists risk developing asbestos-related diseases.
This issue has received little attention by health care professionals despite the fact that there are numerous ways in which those in the dental field can be exposed to asbestos.
According to an article in Chest Journal, asbestos molds are commonly used in the process of dental gold castings.
When dismantled, they may release significant levels of asbestos fibers.
Dental professionals also risk exposure when using a carborundum wheel in the grinding and polishing of dental materials.
Many dentists across the country have come forward to say they have developed asbestos-related illnesses from their work.
Sadly, our lawyers are all too familiar with this type of tragedy from asbestos. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. represents tens of thousands of individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases.
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