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Asbestos FAQs

When you have questions about asbestos, the asbestos lawyers at Shein Law can help. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos in the workplace or in the home, you may be entitled to damages resulting from your exposure. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about asbestos discussed here will give you a broad overview of asbestos and its dangers.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral composed of thin, needle-like fibers. Because of its well-known ability to provide insulation, and for its resistance to heat and chemicals, asbestos was used in the United States for many decades in many industries. Since it has been proven to cause mesothelioma and lung cancer, the use of asbestos has been dramatically limited.

Who is at risk from asbestos exposure?

Since the 19th century, asbestos was used extensively in the United States in construction, shipbuilding, steel making, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries. Flooring, walls, and ceilings have also been made of asbestos. Direct and bystander exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma and other cancers. Asbestos can also be carried home on the clothing of exposed workers.

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What is the danger from asbestos?

Asbestos causes a number of very serious illnesses. Mesothelioma is a cancer that is uniquely caused by asbestos. Asbestos also causes lung and other types of cancer. One of the most pernicious aspects of asbestos disease is the fact that mesothelioma or other cancers do not show up for years or even decades after exposure. Mesothelioma can take at least 10 years to develop after the first exposure; it may take up to 60 years after initial exposure to develop and show symptoms. For more information on mesothelioma and asbestos injuries, click here.

Do I have any legal recourse if I have been exposed to asbestos?

Yes. If you have been exposed to asbestos and have not been diagnosed with any illness, make sure that you have a physical examination immediately. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, you may be entitled to compensation from your exposure, whether it was in the workplace or in the home. Call the experienced, skillful asbestos lawyers at Shein Law, Ltd. at 1-877-SHEINLAW (743-4652) to discuss your options, or submit an online contact form.

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