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Product Liability Holds Manufactures Responsible

If you’re a bit intimidated about filing a product liability lawsuit, it’s no wonder. Many of the people who file these claims are going up against very large companies, any of which is going to have a lot of money to put up for their legal defense. In fact, many product liability lawsuits are actually […]

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The Mesothelioma Trust Fund for Asbestos – Related Illnesses

Mesothelioma is an illness that arises from exposure to asbestos. In the United States, the Mesothelioma Trust Fund is set up to provide workers who have suffered injuries related to exposure to asbestos with a way to get compensation. This compensation can help them pay their medical bills, to deal with no longer being able to work and for the other expenses that this disease causes.

Mesothelioma Injuries Are Still Common

Asbestos is so universally known to be dangerous that it’s hard to believe that it’s still in use in some applications. This material, under a microscope, is made up of small fibers that, unfortunately, manage to hook into the lungs very easily. This is where the problems begin for exposed individuals.

Asbestos is responsible for 10,000 deaths every year, according to the Environmental Working Group Action Fund. It is widely considered to constitute one of the worst industrial accidents in world history and causes one out of every 125 deaths among American men over the age of 50. There is no blanket ban on the use of asbestos, despite this fact, and many workers are still at risk.

There have been lawsuits against asbestos makers that go back to the 1920s. The fact that asbestos is a dangerous substance is not new information. The substance is regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Clean Air Act of 1970. It is still used in automotive parts, however, and in some building applications, though there are some large-scale bans on its usage.

When You Might Have Been Exposed To Asbestos

The fact that asbestos is so dangerous is actually rather unfortunate. It’s an excellent material for heat protection, is highly resistant to fire and, for those and other reasons, it was used in myriad applications in industry and construction.

If you were involved in trades, particularly as a boiler tech, a pipefitter, a construction crew member and some other trades, you may be at risk for having been exposed to this substance. Mesothelioma is the lung cancer most associated with exposure to this substance, but there are others, as well. This has resulted in the most expensive tort in the history of the United States. There have been over 700,000 people who have filed claims and there have been over 8,000 companies that have been sued over their workers coming down with asbestos-related illnesses.

There is an extensive industry that does nothing but remove and clean up asbestos from old buildings. This substance was in heavy use from the late 1800s until the 1970s, so you may have been exposed if you worked in a building that dated from that era.

If you are experiencing Mesothelioma or other lung cancers that may have resulted from exposure to this dangerous substance, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney. Whether your exposure was in Texas or not, a personal injury attorney in Houston can represent you and help you to seek compensation for your injuries, financial damages and your pain and suffering as a result of your exposure.

Contact Texas Personal Injury Lawyer, Blaine A. (Bat) Tucker at 713-771-5453 for a FREE case Review

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