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Understanding The Effects Of Asbestos

Known for its strength and heat resistance, asbestos became a popular product for industrial uses during the 20th century. Unfortunately, the hazards associated with asbestos have been known for decades. Companies manufactured, distributed, supplied and sold asbestos-containing products knowing the risks involved.

Because of this, individuals working with asbestos and environments containing asbestos are developing deadly diseases. If you have gotten ill after working with or around asbestos, the dedicated attorneys at Wylder Corwin Kelly LLP can help you fight back against the company that betrayed you and put you at risk.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that comes in many types. Because of its resistance to heat, fire, friction, chemicals and electricity, asbestos is a seemingly useful resource until you consider the risks. Understanding the history and dangers of asbestos is important not only to companies but also to individuals who could suffer from exposure.

How Does Exposure Impact You?

Throughout the years, asbestos was used in many products. As the materials containing asbestos are damaged, are disturbed or break down, toxic fibers enter the atmosphere. Many people are exposed to asbestos at work. Once the fibers are airborne, they can collect on clothing and materials, which puts family members and other individuals at risk in a bystander exposure event.

Exposure to toxic asbestos fibers results in mesothelioma and other diseases related to asbestos, including cancers and lung scarring. The signs and symptoms often vary depending on the type of disease and severity.

What Can You Do?

If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos or if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or other diseases associated with exposure to asbestos, you can act. Companies should be held accountable for their negligence when they knowingly expose workers – and in turn the families of their employees – to dangerous chemicals and toxins.

We Can Help You Start A Claim

You don’t have to go through this difficult process alone. With more than 100 years of combined experience focusing on asbestos exposure, our Illinois lawyers can help. We will provide you with the personal attention you and your circumstances deserve. Contact us at 309-828-5099 to schedule a free consultation with our knowledgeable and dedicated attorneys.