Remodeling Workers Mesothelioma Attorneys in West Virginia
In the United States alone, statistics estimate that roughly 27 million workers were exposed to asbestos since 1940. Asbestos exposure has been closely linked to a number of rare, aggressive diseases and conditions, including mesothelioma.
Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma – the disease can take decades to develop – those who were exposed to asbestos in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s are only now being diagnosed with the disease.
In many cases, mesothelioma exposure occurs on the job. Those employed in the construction trade, including remodeling workers, were considered to be some of the most at risk for harmful exposure to asbestos. This most commonly occurs during:
Remodeling Products Containing Asbestos
Many buildings (industrial, commercial, and residential) that were constructed between the 1920s and the 1980s are considered to be a substantial risk when it comes to harboring dangerous asbestos products, from the ground up. And since many building materials manufactured during this time were found to contain asbestos, remodeling done to or with these products runs a higher risk for harmful exposure.
Remodeling workers utilize many of these materials in their daily work, including:
- Floor tiles
- Joint Compound
- Roofing shingles and siding
- Door cores
- Ceiling tiles
- Window Glazing
- Ceiling tiles
When these products are disturbed or manipulated, it’s possible for asbestos fibers, or dust, to escape into the air. These airborne particles can be inhaled by remodeling and maintenance workers, which can lead to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease down the line.
I’ve Been Diagnosed – What Are My Legal Options?
Although asbestos was largely phased out of manufacturing and product development by the 1980s, there are still products containing asbestos in the market today and many structures still have asbestos products that were previously installed in them.
In situations where workers have been exposed, there are legal options available. Conditions like mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases require a great deal of medical treatment and, like other forms of cancer, can quickly become a financial burden. This can cause significant stress, especially if the diagnosed individual is the primary financial supporter of the family.
If you or someone you know have worked in remodeling or maintenance and are dealing with a recent mesothelioma diagnosis, it is important to enlist the guidance of a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
Attorneys handling asbestos-related disease cases, including those stemming from occupational exposure can evaluate your individual situation and determine the best possible route for the recovery of compensation or other damages, which can be game-changing when dealing with expensive medical treatment.
Legal Guidance for Remodeling Workers
That’s where the dedicated legal team at Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC comes in. Our firm focuses on handling cases stemming from asbestos exposure, including those involving a mesothelioma diagnosis. We can work with you and your family to evaluate your individual work histories, in order to determine where potential asbestos exposure occurred.
Whether your case involves occupational exposure, or exposure that came as a result of secondhand exposure via the work of others, our firm is prepared to conduct a thorough investigation into your case and advocate on your behalf, in a court setting if necessary.
Our attorneys are also able to travel to meet you in your home or hospital in order to assess your case as quickly as possible. If you are unable to visit our law office, our team is ready to come to a location that is convenient for you and your support system.
Let us work with you and your loved ones to protect your future interests. Do not delay — call (304) 807-0739 today to schedule a preliminary consultation with the legal team at Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC.