Builders and home renovators risk breathing asbestos dust and fibers. Learn about filing a case if you were harmed.
Building products with asbestos in them are putting builders at deadly risk, reported the National Business Review on July 1, 2008.
The Australian report, by former national operations manager for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Mike Cosman, says many builders would not know asbestos if they saw it.
He says older workers tended to think the carcinogen asbestos was yesterday's problem, that it had all been sorted in the 80s, and younger workers, of which there were an increasingly number in the industry, know nothing about it.
A cancer researcher recently said he believed one in 10 Australian carpenters born before 1950 would die of a fatal asbestos-linked cancer, mesothelioma.
The dangers of exposure to asbestos are all too familiar to the attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit here in the United States.
We 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 or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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