Depending on your exposure to asbestos, you may be eligible to file a legal claim against an asbestos manufacturer. There are generally two ways to be exposed to dangerous asbestos levels: in your home and in your work. If you have worked with asbestos, an asbestos claim could potentially be quite successful. Asbestos claim cases represent the largest single issue in litigation today.
People have known for centuries that overexposure to asbestos causes disease. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that has been used for hundreds of years for its fire-resistant properties. However, given the universal and historic awareness of the health hazards posed by asbestos, any individual suffering from asbestos-related problems like mesothelioma probably has a good case against an asbestos manufacturer. In some states, there may be a statue of limitations after which it’s not possible to file suit against an asbestos manufacturer, so it’s best to investigate your asbestos claim options soon after finding out a mesothelioma diagnosis.
If you have worked with asbestos, or if there’s asbestos in your home, you may be able to make claims against your employer and/or the asbestos manufacturer, depending on your situation.
If you have asbestos in your home, you may not be aware of it, as asbestos can take many forms. But asbestos was used in siding, insulation, and other building materials. Finding pictures of asbestos may help you determine if a material is asbestos or not; but sometimes perfectly harmless building materials can also look like asbestos. Have a professional test it to confirm the material’s presence before filing an asbestos claim, and remember: asbestos removal is hazardous and should be left to professionals who will seal off and thoroughly clean the affected area. Do not increase your exposure by attempting to remove it yourself.