People who work frequently with asbestos are quite likely to develop a related disease
It has been estimated that over 39,000 people in the United States die each year due to asbestos-related diseases. According to research studies, nearly 20% of workers exposed to asbestos are likely to develop an asbestos-related disease later their life.
Nearly 1.3 million workers in the general industry and construction are at risk of asbestos exposure. About 125 million people throughout the world are at risk of being exposed to asbestos at the workplace.
The asbestos facts and statistics indicate the overwhelming impact of the toxic mineral in the United States as well as the entire world. In the United States, the people who worked in manufacturing, construction, and other blue-collar industries were at high risk of asbestos exposure.
Research studies have shown that industrial workers are exposed to asbestos, which increases the risk of developing certain illnesses. For instance, in a study conducted among industrial workers, people working as machine operators were at the greatest risk of developing mesothelioma. Out of 7,000 industrial workers, more than 650 people died because of peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the abdominal cavity.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis following occupational asbestos exposure, you are eligible for financial compensation. We highly encourage you to contact us at 205.328.9200 and our experienced attorneys will do all in their power to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the past two decades, we have successfully represented over 25,000 asbestos victims.