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Exposure

Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Serving Indianapolis and Surrounding Areas

Dedicated To Fighting For Justice for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims

For most people today, it is no surprise that asbestos exposure is linked to the development of some very serious respiratory illnesses such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, amongst others. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case decades ago, when it was one of the most commonly used substances in manufacturing and related industries. Yet many people likely do not realize that the United States is one of the countries that still has not entirely banned the use of the product, and, in fact, those who work in particular industries—especially in building demolition and renovation, automotive/brake manufacturing, and rescue work—can still be regularly exposed to the point of it being hazardous to their health.

For those who have been exposed to asbestos and have developed negative health repercussions because of it, the Throneberry Law Group is here to serve these victims. Many people who suddenly find themselves suffering from this cancer or lung disease don’t know where to start, whether it’s with their health insurance company, or looking into doctors and treatment centers, or filing a claim against a previous employer who didn’t take steps to protect them, etc. We are here to help mesothelioma, asbestosis, and victims with related respiratory issues linked to asbestos exposure obtain justice and care by connecting them with treatment centers and legal assistance to obtain compensation in order to take care of their medical expenses and families. Contact us today for a free consultation.

History of Exposure

By the time scientists were able to establish the connection between asbestos and respiratory disease, unfortunately, too many people worldwide had been exposed to the toxic substance, especially during World War II when the material was used extensively in shipyards and manufacturing plants. While today, some countries have banned the use of asbestos, unfortunately, the United States is not one of those countries, and statistics indicate that approximately 3,000 new individuals are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, with 10,000 or so dying from it and/or related illnesses.

Exposure Today

The United States still allows for limited uses of asbestos, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates this use, as well as the inspection process for buildings (such as schools) that may still contain asbestos, particularly if renovation or demolition occurs. People are exposed when they inhale or ingest asbestos fibers that are released into the air, particularly when the product is in insulation or roofing during a renovation or demolition. Those who develop mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases tend to be people who work with the product regularly, such as those in construction or automotive (brake) manufacturing, for example.

If you’ve Been Affected by Asbestos Exposure

At the Throneberry Law Group, we’ve represented many victims of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. Many of those victims once worked in shipyards, for example, as these were known for exposing many individuals to asbestos on a regular basis. We offer compassionate legal representation and guidance to support these victims. Contact us today so that we can get started fighting for you and your family.