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Exposure hazards could stem easily from renovation activities as the asbestos contained in the deteriorated materials get disturbed fairly easily. This happens when worn out shingles get replaced, paint is scraped off the walls, sawing wallboard or fiberboard, re-tilling floors, and ceilings or chipping off mastic and caulk. By doing this, asbestos fibers become airborne and contaminate the environment, putting the workers in danger of inhaling them.
Interacting with deteriorated or damaged materials and building products, remodelers risk asbestos exposure on a constant basis. This leads to the development of diseases like mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer, diseases with very limited options of treatment.
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We also represent the close relatives of remodelers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.
Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Remodelers
As one of the few occupations which entails asbestos exposure today, remodelers are at high risk of developing serious diseases if they do not wear adequate protective equipment on the job because they handle dangerous materials on a regular basis. By removing, disturbing and replacing asbestos products from buildings, they can easily inhale or ingest toxic fibers, which will never leave their bodies. Therefore, if you are a remodeler who works on buildings put up before 1980, you should make sure you are provided with appropriate protective equipment.
Asbestos Products Remodelers May Have Been Exposed To
Building materials manufactured with asbestos have been extensively used in the construction industry since the early 1930s. As a result, there are millions of houses and public buildings in the U.S. which contain asbestos in their structure. Remodeling operations involve the removal of old and brittle building products such as millboard, caulk, vinyl wallpaper and ceiling tiles, which can easily release asbestos fibers in the air. Thus, remodelers who are regularly exposed to asbestos-containing products are very likely to be affected by mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer in the future.
How Can We Help Remodelers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?
Remodelers continue to be subjected to asbestos exposure to this very day as the majority of buildings and structures built before the 1980’s still contain materials made with asbestos. The exposure led to the development of illnesses like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, illnesses that show symptoms after long periods of incubation, once the body is already weakened by age.
Getting screened for the presence of asbestos fibers is of utmost importance for the people that have worked as remodelers. Contact us so we can make sure you get the correct diagnosis and find out the available options for treatment.
Regarding the reparations you deserve for being unknowingly exposed to the dangers of asbestos, our experienced team of lawyers will gather all the information required to file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible.
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1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible