A Deadly Disaster: 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Asbestos

Terms like asbestos cancer and mesothelioma often incite a state of distress. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, you may be – like many – plagued with questions. Should you call an asbestos cancer lawyer? What is the outcome of a typical NC mesothelioma lawsuit? Do you even have reason to worry? If these are the thoughts that keep you awake at night, you’re not alone. Millions have been affected by asbestos and concern continues to grow. Here are eight things you need to know:

1. Asbestos fibers are unyielding.

Asbestos is heat and water-resistant. It will not evaporate into the air. It doesn’t deteriorate over time. For these reasons, materials containing asbestos are best left undisturbed. Once fibers are released into the atmosphere, they can linger for years causing numerous health threats.

2. Asbestos was America’s deep, dark secret.

Asbestos was utilized in the manufacturing industry for decades after it was discovered to be dangerous. Hazards began to surface in the 1920s; however, not until the 70s did the federal government get involved. Even today, there are battles about who should take responsibility for ongoing negative effects.

3. Asbestos causes multiple health problems.

Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause asbestosis and other conditions that hinder lung function. In other serious cases, exposure leads to mesothelioma and other deadly cancers like esophageal cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer.. If you are affected with any complications, you may be eligible to receive compensation.

4. Illness is linked to power plants and manufacturing facilities.

Many asbestos affected individuals, especially in North Carolina, worked in power plants or manufacturing facilities for years. Ward Black Law has successfully represented over a thousand clients who served in these environments and now suffer the consequences.

5. The risks hit home.

If you were exposed to asbestos in a manufacturing environment, your family was likely affected as well. Three waves of at-risk populations have been identified – and secondary contact is now often linked to illness.

6. Asbestos exposure is not always a threat.

The truth is, most people have been exposed to asbestos at some point or another. If you have lived or worked in an environment rich with fibers, you should seek guidance from an expert.  Ward Black Law’s mesothelioma lawyers are always available to discuss concerns involving you or your loved ones.

7. Significant financial benefits are available to victims – but timing is crucial.

If you think you’ve been affected, don’t hesitate to seek the support you deserve. Ward Black Law may be able to help you attain workers’ compensation benefits, compensation from manufacturers and distributors of asbestos products, reimbursement for lost wages and medical care – but laws limit the window for action. Let us partner with you and your family to take proper action and achieve valuable results.

8. Educating yourself pays off.

Millions of men and women have been poisoned by asbestos. A consultation to discuss your legal rights is free – but the rewards often last a lifetime. If you have concerns, there’s no better time than now to start the conversation.

Ward Black Law, located in Greensboro NC, has served more than 1000 clients with asbestos related illnesses, including men and women who have died of mesothelioma. Experience and knowledge combined with compassion motivates us to act as a powerful voice for our clients. Contact us today to discuss your options. 

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