ASBESTOS FLOOR TILES
Working with asbestos floor tiles can cause mesothelioma cancer and other
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos, a beautician who claimed she
was fired for speaking out about asbestos in the floor tiles at her job has
obtained an asbestos lawsuit
settlement, according to the Daily Record.
The beautician reportedly noticed that the floor tiles of the beauty salon
where she worked were breaking up and becoming discolored. She said she
asked her employers to have the floor
repaired, but those requests went unanswered for nearly a year.
She believed the tiles contained asbestos after speaking with a maintenance worker.
She said no work to mitigate the asbestos risk was done when the old tiles
She then took the removed floor tiles to an outside laboratory, she said,
which reportedly found hazardous
asbestos levels in the tiles.
Asphalt and vinyl asbestos floor tiles were popular in the U.S. from 1920
into the 1970s.
Those who manufactured these asbestos floor tiles have put the public at risk
of developing serious asbestos-related
Even if these tiles were installed in a home or business many years or
decades ago, they still pose a danger to your health if they are broken, or if
the fibers are disturbed in any way
and become airborne.
Sadly, this situation, where exposure to asbestos was easily preventable, is
all too familiar to the mesothelioma
attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit.
are a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by
mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer
caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the
companies responsible for their disease.
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