Asbestos Exposure: Overview of the Hazards

Posted By Katz Leidman Grossman Wolfe & Freund || 16-May-2011

Although there are many that have heard of asbestos, there are many that do not understand what it is exactly. Simply speaking, asbestos is one of six natural materials that are produced for their ability to resist heat and electrical damage, as well as its strength and its ability to absorb sound.

It is therefore a prime candidate for material in the production of many different products and is used for a plethora of uses. In the United States, it has been used in concrete, for pipe insulation, in roofing, and have even been known to be used in brake pads.

The issue, however, arises when one realizes the dangers that are associated with asbestos. Although many countries throughout the world have banned the use of asbestos, the United States has not followed suit. It is, in fact, still popularly used on many construction jobsites.

When exposed to products containing asbestos, these tiny fibers can be sent into the air and then inhaled. Asbestos have been classified as a human carcinogen; those regularly exposed have been linked to being vulnerable to cancers such as lung cancer and Mesothelioma.

If you have been wrongfully exposed to asbestos on your job, you deserve to receive the compensation that you deserve. Asbestos litigation is complex and for many is an on-going battle. When you are taking on a case of this magnitude, you need to be confident that you have a workers' compensation attorney on your side who will not be daunted by the case.

The legal team at Katz Leidman Grossman Wolfe & Freund have proven over the years that they can be trusted to deal with workers' comp cases of this nature. Should you choose to contact a New York work-related injury lawyer from their firm, you will be able to be confident knowing that you will be represented by someone who is truly invested in the outcome of your case. So don't waste another minute! Contact them today and let them get started defending you.

Categories: Asbestos