In the 1940s, asbestos was used commercially and in the mines during World War II. The risks associated with asbestos were not known to the millions of workers who had been exposed during this time. However, mesothelioma developed among people who worked in asbestos mines and mills, shipyard workers, workers in the construction and heating industries and producers of asbestos products.
The risk of mesothelioma increases with longer exposure time and heavier exposure to asbestos. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the amount of asbestos a worker can be exposed to during a giving period. Protective equipment SHOULD be administered to those working with asbestos related products.
Some individuals who are briefly exposed to asbestos can develop mesothelioma and other diseases related to asbestos. In addition, there has been evidence that family members of workers working with asbestos have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma. These family members most likely would attract it through dust particles brought on by clothing and/or hair. If you work with asbestos, it is safe to say that you should shower and change your clothing before going home in order to reduce the risk of you and your family members from developing mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, call Berglund & Johnson to discuss whether you have a potential case that can be pursued on your behalf. We are very attentive, compassionate and experienced in these types of cases. You will want to start the legal process as soon as you can. Call 1-800-4-IF-HURT (1-800-443-4878) today.