Did your exposure to asbestos cause mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer?
Asbestos exposure may be more common than
you think. Thousands of people across the United States have developed mesothelioma and lung cancer as a result.
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.
According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
an estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general
industry face significant asbestos
exposure on the job.
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
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