If you have had or currently have lung problems that you believe are attributed due to exposure to asbestos you should contact an asbestos lawyer to see if there is any legal action you can take to reimburse you for your health issues. Asbestos lawyers and asbestos in general is sometimes brushed off as money hungry people looking for a quick buck. The truth is however is that asbestos is a very serious health risk. Studies have shown than even only 1 to 5 years of exposure put you at a 17% risk of lung disease. The lung disease most often affiliated with asbestos is called mesothelioma which is unfortunately a very aggressive cancer than is general fatal.
Often asbestos litigation is successful for the person exposed to asbestos due to the asbestos company hid facts about asbestos and just how deadly it is. W.R. Grace was an asbestos company in particular that withheld an internal study that showed the horrifying truth behind asbestos. Their study showed that people with 21 to 25 years of experience with the company had a 92% chance of having lung disease. It’s findings like these that give asbestos lawyers the information they need to help win cases to help repay people for their losses.
It’s been said that asbestos litigation is the largest mass tort in US history valued at over $250 billion dollars with over 600,000 claimants. Due to this single field being so large there are many specialized asbestos lawyers who know asbestos law inside and out and are able to put together a very firm case. Unfortunately the number of asbestos related disease is expected to rise in the next decade even though the risks of asbestos has been well know in the past few decades and it’s use has been severely limited.