Greensboro, North Carolina, is home to many industrial and manufacturing plants that have been around for decades.
Asbestos, a virtually indestructible and heat-resistant mineral, was once used in products such as insulation, gaskets, cement, auto brakes and floor tiles. After studies revealed the link between certain cancers (including mesothelioma) and asbestos exposure, several Greensboro, N.C., businesses in related industries (i.e. chemical, construction, manufacturing, etc.) were found to utilize these hazardous asbestos-containing materials.
This revelation is not only a cause of concern for local employees, who are now at greater risk of developing asbestos-related cancers, but also for the businesses themselves, as they are now being held liable for the harm (in many cases, life-threatening harm) to which they have exposed their employees.
Known asbestos exposure sites in the Greensboro, N.C., area include:
Other asbestos exposure sites have been documented across North Carolina, including workplaces and residences in cities and towns such as:
Asbestos exposure has been shown to increase an individual’s risk of developing the following asbestos-related diseases and medical conditions:
If you have been employed by any of the companies listed above, or worked around asbestos elsewhere, you may be at greater risk of developing an asbestos-related disease or medical condition. Our law firm and team of experienced asbestos exposure lawyers have successfully represented more than 800 people with asbestos-related diseases.
To schedule a free case consultation with one of our asbestos exposure attorneys, call Ward Black today at 336-333-2244 or toll-free: 800-531-9191. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.