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The dangers of asbestos have been known for decades; many countries around the world have actually outlawed its widespread use. In America, it can still be used in certain industries and under certain regulations. No amount of litigation can make asbestos exposure any less dangerous, though, and laborers forced to work with the substance are put at unfair risk of developing permanent health complications.
If you have been working with asbestos insulation, lining, or any of its other forms, you need to call (800) 980-6905 as soon as you can and talk to Alvandi Law Group, P.C. You may have already suffered serious injuries and health conditions caused solely by asbestos exposure. Let out Orange County attorneys know about your job description and what ailments you have felt recently during a free initial consultation.
Health Hazards Asbestos Creates
Asbestos is not known to cause any immediate dangers when it is in a solid form. The problem is that it is a fragile mineral that frequently breaks up into microscopic slivers, even when carefully handled. The slivers are then breathed in unknowingly by people in the vicinity, ultimately getting trapped in the lungs and causing life-threatening complications weeks, months, or even years later.
Some of the conditions that asbestos exposure causes are:
- Lung cancer
- Kidney failure
- Whooping cough
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Chronic shortness of breath
- Inflammation of the respiratory system
Due to the slow-acting nature of asbestos, it may be too late to fully treat a condition once it is finally identified. For this reason, it is highly encouraged that workers’ in industries that use asbestos in any of its forms to see their physicians as soon as they can. Be sure to keep copies of any medical records to use in your claim.
Protection and Litigation
If you must work within an environment that uses asbestos materials, insist that you are given ample protection for yourself and coworkers, including state-of-the-art personal air filtration systems. Companies should not be permitted to cut corners when it comes to the health of their employees. You may also want to notify the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the conditions of your workplace.
Beyond taking steps to protect yourself as best you can, you should consider filing a workers’ compensation lawsuit as soon as you suffer any illness. For comprehensive and reliable legal advocacy, contact our Orange County attorneys today. We have earned more than $100 million in recoveries for our clients and your case might just be the next on our list of successes.
Call our offices today at (800) 980-6905 to get started with your claim!
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