Exposure to asbestos can result in serious health problems, which often do not manifest themselves until decades after the fact. Certain cancers, such as mesothelioma, can often be exclusively traced back to asbestos exposure at some point in the victim's past. While no amount of compensation can bring you back to good health, it can help hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and provide you and your family the resources you need to care for yourself.
As a South Carolina asbestos exposure lawyer and founder of the Knie & Shealy Law Offices, I have been representing injured victims and their family members for more than 35 years. I am committed to protecting the rights of injured laborers and their family members.Who Is at Risk for Asbestos Exposure?
Asbestos was commonly used in insulation products for nearly 40 years before it became apparent that it was a dangerous carcinogen. It can be found in nearly every construction project dating from the mid-20th century and earlier. Left undisturbed, asbestos poses little risk. However, when it is broken apart, microscopic fibers can make their way into a person's lungs and cause serious lung disease problems many years down the line.
The people who are most at risk for possible exposure to asbestos include those who have worked in trades that used asbestos products, such as insulators, plumbers, electricians and manufacturers. Asbestos is often present in older school buildings and homes, which when disturbed, can lead to health problems to anyone who was exposed to the fibers.Common Illnesses That Can Be Traced to Exposure to Asbestos
Even if you were exposed to asbestos decades ago, you may not show any symptoms up until now. Some of the common illnesses that have been traced to exposure to asbestos include:
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Esophagus cancer
- Stomach cancer
You may have been exposed to asbestos without even knowing it. You should talk with your doctor or another medical professional to find out if your illness might be related to possible exposure. If you are suffering ill effects as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation.Contact a Spartanburg & Greenville Mesothelioma Lawyer
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another type of lung disease, speak with me. Contact me, a South Carolina asbestos exposure attorney, online. Consultations are free and confidential.