Contractor and renovation work with asbestos paper can lead to lung cancer,
mesothelioma and asbestosis
Back in 1980, the government concluded its investigation on the health
implications of asbestos fibers released from
a product known as asbestos paper.
Major manufacturers of the product were sent letters asking them
to remove asbestos paper from the marketplace.
These actions were designed to terminate all sales of asbestos paper for
consumer use and for use by contractors in consumers' homes.
The government received test results from the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health indicating that asbestos fibers are released into the
ambient air from asbestos paper when the product is folded, torn or cut.
The asbestos fiber emission levels reported by
NIOSH were very high.
There is a wide body of medical evidence directly linking human exposure to asbestos fibers--such as
those found in asbestos paper--with several forms of asbestos cancer, including
mesothelioma, as well as a serious lung disease called "asbestosis."
Many contractors and workers who do home renovation have come forward to say
exposure to asbestos paper may have led to their diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary
exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for
If you would like a free consultation or more information
about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a
representative of our law firm will
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