Industrial asbestos is a material mostly used in construction. It has been considered as extremely suitable for many construction uses due to its heat resistance property and tensile strength. These properties are highly valued in any construction material. Asbestos was found to be a very efficient insulator, and is great to use for mining and general construction purposes. In the 20th century, asbestos was greatly used in various construction projects and a large number of people have been exposed to it despite its known dangers.
Prolonged exposure to dangerous amounts of asbestos may result in asbestosis, mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. In any place where airborne particles of asbestos exist, any person risks exposure to it. Asbestos injury may become very serious and cause great detriment to a victim’s life.
Asbestosis is a condition that involves scarring of the lungs’ lower lobes. Although non-cancerous, this type of asbestos injury may cause disability and even death. This usually occurs when a victim inhales airborne fibers of asbestos over a period of time. The damage caused by this silent killer can go undetected for quite some time, so the untreated condition can become worse.
Mesothelioma, another effect of asbestos, is a cancerous condition that involves deadly damage to the mesothelium, or the wall lining of the body’s internal organs. The cancer cells often lie dormant for many years. By the time the condition is finally detected, the victim is often declared to only have less than a year to live. Other possible effects of asbestos injuries are cancer of the esophagus, lungs, pancreas and larynx. Studies have shown that individuals exposed to this material are seven times more at risk for lung cancer than those who are not exposed to it.
Certain industries put their workers at risk of asbestos injury, including those working in the railroad, mining, construction, and shipyard industries. Their families are also more likely to be exposed to the material through the unnoticed tiny asbestos fibers on the clothes, hair, skin and shoes that workers unintentionally bring home.
Injured individuals may be able to recover compensation from the insurance carriers of their employers who put them in these dangerous working conditions. If you or your loved one suffered from injuries due to asbestos exposure in New Jersey, immediately contact The Grossman Law Firm.
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At the Grossman Law Firm, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. This means our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case. Consultations are always free and you will never pay a fee unless you recover.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, we will travel to you or arrange transportation for you if needed. For a consultation, please call The Grossman Law Firm, LLC at (732) 625-9494.