“Asbestos. The name has its origin in the Greek word for inextinguishable. A highly-effective and inexpensive fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator, asbestos was used extensively in home construction from the early 1940s through the 1970s.” So says an article on the web page of This Old House.
It’s true that many people love the charm and and architectural features of older homes. On occasion, these homes can also be excellent bargains. Still there is risk in buying a home built before 1970 as these contain several hazardous building materials no longer used in modern construction, such as asbestos.
The article on This Old House offers several insights into how to test for asbestos in a home and the steps to remove it. Read it.
If you have been living in an older house and were diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to compensation.
Since 1983, Nass Cancelliere has assisted thousands of asbestos victims from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and have collected over $100,000,000 in compensation for its clients. The firm has also been instrumental in changing many of the laws in Pennsylvania to help asbestos victims.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or other asbestos related illness, speak with an attorney at Nass Cancelliere. Contact us online here or call 215-546-8200 to speak with an attorney directly.