Mesothelioma and Asbestos-Induced Diseases

October 10, 2013 Last Updated on 01/04/2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Former employees of asbestos companies who have developed diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis.
Damages:
Asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma, which is a deadly cancer of the mesothelium. Exposure to asbestos can also lead to asbestosis and lung cancer.
Company(ies):
Shipbuilding, manufacturing, mining and construction companies, as well as factories and power plants.
Additional Details:
Asbestos was used mainly because of its resistance to fire, chemicals and electricity. Asbestos can be found in thousands of products including clothes, drywall, insulation, brake linings and pipe covers.
Date:
Although many asbestos companies were aware of the dangers of asbestos, it was not regulated or banned until the late 1970s and early 1980s.