Believed to be an issue of the last century, asbestos exposure still affects former industrial workers today
Because it was abundant and cheap, and considered to be superior to other forms of insulation, asbestos became a valuable asset in numerous industries for centuries. Industries with high rates of risk when it comes to being in contact with asbestos:
- power generation
- shipbuilding and repair
- coal mine
- and many others
Over 27 million industrial workers were unknowingly exposed to carcinogenic agents at their workplace, including asbestos. A considerable part of these workers is diagnosed with non-cancerous conditions such as pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, pleural effusion, and rounded atelectasis that will lead to lung cancer, bronchial cancer, or mesothelioma 10-40 years later in life. Although the dangers of asbestos had been known ever since the 1930s, numerous asbestos manufacturers deliberately concealed the information from their employees for their own financial profit.
The potential for an asbestos-containing product to release airborne fibers depends on its degree of friability. Friable asbestos-containing products and materials can easily be crumbled or reduced to a powder by hand pressure, releasing fibers into the air. Asbestos that is tightly bound or sealed into the material is considered non-friable and will only release fibers if sanded, sawn, or drilled. Before the 1980s a lot of products were manufactured with asbestos by a high number of asbestos manufacturing companies. Many products and applications are still allowed to contain asbestos in small amounts and historic uses are prevalent today, continuing to pose a risk.
Former industrial workers with asbestos-related diagnoses are eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds
Over the past 20 years, our team of experts has successfully filed asbestos trust fund claims for thousands of industrial workers and close family members. If you suffer from a disease as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure, Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. can help you get the compensation you and your family have the right to obtain. We receive payment after compensation was recovered for our clients, a standard 40% contingency fee.
Our process is very simple: we need your medical records and a family member, or the victim to provide workplace information, you never go to court, we already have a lot of documentation and proof for similar cases. There are 60 trust funds established by bankrupt companies with $37 billion available for industrial workers exposed to toxins at their workplace. Any worker who presents asbestos fibers in their lungs will receive compensation. The amount of compensation you and your family can receive depends on factors like:
- disease severity
- the size of the asbestos trust fund in question
- the percentage they pay
We can expedite your claim with multiple asbestos trust funds in order to promptly obtain the maximum compensation in the shortest time possible with minimal involvement of you and your family. There is a time limit between 1-3 years to file your claim, so it is extremely important to take legal action as soon as you find out about your illness.