Asbestos Removal and Abatement
More than 30 million homes and buildings in America were built with some type of asbestos product. In fact, if you live or work in an older building, it is possible that you may have been exposed to asbestos, the cause of mesothelioma cancer.
Complete removal is the only sure way to reduce asbestos exposure from construction materials. It is not safe to handle any products containing asbestos yourself: instead, you need the services of a licensed asbestos abatement professional. In some cases, it is not practical or possible to remove all of the asbestos from an older building. In these instances, the asbestos may be contained or encapsulated to reduce the risk of exposure to people or pets.
There are strict federal, state, and local laws detailing the safe handling and disposal of asbestos products. These regulations differ slightly according to location, so it is a good idea to review the asbestos laws in your area before trying to remove any asbestos.
After Asbestos Exposure
If you have been exposed to asbestos on the job or in your home, the first thing you need to do is to end the exposure. Once a person has been exposed to asbestos, the damage is irreversible. Still, it is a wise idea to let your doctor know about your exposure to asbestos so that he or she may closely monitor your health for signs of an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma cancer.
Find a Mesothelioma Attorney
If you or someone you love has contracted mesothelioma or another disease as a result of exposure to asbestos, you need to know that you have the right to hold the parties responsible for your exposure to asbestos accountable in a court of law. Settlements and verdicts from mesothelioma lawsuits can help victims and their families with medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that are associated with this disease. The mesothelioma attorneys at Shrader & Associates, LLP have pursued justice for thousands of mesothelioma victims and their survivors, and we can do the same for you. When you are ready to learn more about your options, give us a call. A member of our team will respectfully listen to your story and educate you about all of the options available to you.