Did your exposure to asbestos cause mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer?
Asbestos has been mined and used commercially since the late 1800s, and its use greatly increased during World War II. Since the early 1940s, millions of American workers have been exposed to asbestos dust.
Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition.
Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair.
Family members and others living with asbestos workers have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma, and possibly other asbestos-related diseases.
To reduce the chance of exposing family members to asbestos fibers, asbestos workers are usually required to shower and change their clothing before leaving the workplace.
Weitz & Luxenberg is 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.
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 contact you as soon as possible.