The asbestos attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to plaintiffs who have been injured as a result of exposure to asbestos, and who are subsequently pursuing asbestos lawsuits. If you are in need of an asbestos attorney, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. A competent asbestos lawyer can demonstrate that certain parties were negligent in removing asbestos or allowing it to stay inside of a building.
Asbestos has been used by humans for thousands of years for its fire-proof qualities. Everything from funeral shrouds to napkins was made from asbestos in ancient times. However, in more recent times, asbestos was used for fire-proofing and insulation. Unfortunately, this widespread use of the dangerous chemical caused a proliferation of the rare cancer Mesothelioma. Fortunately, the late 1980s brought an end to the installation of asbestos in buildings; however, thousands upon thousands of buildings were still filled with asbestos. The incorrect removal of asbestos from buildings can cause unhealthy amounts of exposure to respirable asbestos. Asbestos has been the cause of the largest mass tort case in history.
Asestos related cases have been very common over the past twenty years because so many buildings were fitted with asbestos, especially in old industrial cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. As buildings get knocked down to be re-developed, the asbestos can easily escape into the air and cause serious injury. Each year more people find out that they have become afflicted with mesothelioma, and if such an affliction occurs, then it is likely that asbestos was to blame. Another disease that is caused by asbestos is aptly called asbestosis.
Sometimes finding the liable party for an asbestos injury is difficult because the original fitters of that toxic material have long since passed away. As such, it is often the removal crews that are to blame in asbestos cases for failing to take proper care in removing the asbestos.
If you suspect that a building still contain asbestos or that asbestos has been improperly removed as a result of negligence, contacting our attorneys is an important first step.