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Global Health Effects of Asbestos

Our Asbestos Attorneys Work Nationwide to Fight This Toxin

In the early 1900s, researchers began to see an unexpected large number of early deaths and lung disease among workers in asbestos mines. The first asbestosis diagnosis was made in England in 1924. By the 1930s, asbestosis came to be considered an “occupational disease” in the United Kingdom. Industry and the government in the United States gradually followed suit and recognized asbestosis as a compensable occupational disease over the next few decades. The first known documented death that can be attributed to asbestos exposure was in 1906.

Asbestos is still a rampant problem worldwide. You should call (877) 958-7920 for a qualified Houston asbestos lawyer
if you were exposed.

Corporate Cover-Ups Raise Concerns

The United States government, as well as the asbestos industry, have been rightfully criticized for failing to adequately warn or protect the public of the known dangers of asbestos exposure, or to reduce exposure to the deadly substance. In the late 1970s court documents began to surface that proved that asbestos and insurance industry executives had known of the very real hazards associated with exposure to asbestos dangers since the 1930s and had taken affirmative steps to hide this information from the public.

Today in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates any product that contains 1% or more of asbestos. Many products that people have encountered over the past several decades fall into this classification, and even today, the use of asbestos is still not entirely banned in the United States. Because the products that have contained asbestos over the years have been so varied and many, a large number of people continue to be affected by asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

Find Out What Your Legal Options Are—Call (877) 958-7920.

Without the help of an experienced asbestos attorney, a person who was exposed to asbestos may never know the source of that exposure. For example, Kent, the first filtered cigarette on the market, used asbestos in its “Micronite” filter between the years 1952 and 1956. The fact that this product contained asbestos is usually unknown to the consumer who was exposed.

Our firm has the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and examine each case to determine every potential source of asbestos exposure that a person may have had over his or her lifetime, an essential part of every asbestos lawsuit.

If you have shown any symptoms of asbestos exposure, call (877) 958-7920 today. You can still seek justice years after initial exposure.