Asbestos exposure has been linked with a number of health issues of varying severity. Exposure to the carcinogenic mineral can cause skin irritation, lung scarring (fibrosis), asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma.
Asbestos exposure was common throughout the 20th century because of the widespread use of asbestos in a number of industrial and commercial products. Asbestos is a highly flexible and heat-resistant material that serves as an excellent insulator. In addition to insulation, asbestos has been used in a wide range of products, including hair dryers, irons, baby powder, agricultural fillers and flooring materials.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, contact an attorney at Levin Simes. Complete the free consultation form on this page or call us at 1-888-426-4156.