Non-Occupational Asbestos Exposure
The dangers of domestic and environmental asbestos exposure
While many asbestos-related diseases can be connected to employment within a specific industry, non-occupational asbestos exposure also causes medical conditions such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, larynx cancer, esophageal cancer, colon cancer and asbestos-related pleural diseases. Many people think that there is less risk due to an overall lower level of exposure, but even small doses of asbestos are enough to cause serious damage to an individual’s health.
Non-occupational asbestos exposure can be loosely grouped into three categories:
- Domestic exposure, sometimes known as secondary exposure, where asbestos fibers are brought home from a worker’s clothes
- Asbestos-containing materials and products, including brakes, clutches, joint compound, spackle, caulking, floor tiles and much more used around the home
- Industrial asbestos pollution, which impacts individuals living near factories, refineries, shipyards and other locations manufacturing products containing asbestos or using asbestos products
Do not delay speaking to a lawyer if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related medical condition — you have only a limited time to file a lawsuit, and collecting economic damages sooner rather than later can help pay your medical expenses. An attorney with knowledge of how to try asbestos cases can be your best ally.
Nass Cancelliere’s lawyers have decades of experience handling asbestos cancer and mesothelioma lawsuits in Philadelphia and throughout the United States for people who are suffering as a result of non-occupational asbestos exposure in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. They craft strong cases based on scientific evidence and are effective negotiators who will not rest until you have received the compensation you deserve.
Contact Nass Cancelliere for help with a non-occupational asbestos exposure claim
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