In recent decades, new regulations have stopped the use of asbestos in building and construction materials, preventing the exposure of millions to the material's deadly effects. Its widespread use for decades previous, however, left a lasting impact on many workers and their families.
Exposure to asbestos has been linked to irreversible lung injuries, cancers and diseases that often turn deadly. At Kanoski and Associates, we are committed to holding accountable the companies and individuals who could have prevented these exposures and the profound pain they caused.
While asbestos is no longer used in modern materials, it lingers in old building and facilities. Much of it has been destroyed, but there remain many overlooked risks and instances where employers should have been more vigilant in seeking it out to protect employees. Many times, it is found in:
- Pipe insulation
- Roofing materials
- Ceiling tile
- Floor tile
- Boiler insulation
- Automotive brakes, gaskets and clutch materials
- Aged building materials
Common victims of asbestos exposure include blue collar workers of oil refineries, shipyards, foundries, railroads, plastic plants, Air Force bases and schools, as well as many others working in aged facilities. Indirectly affected, the family members of these workers can be exposed to the material through lingering fibers clinging to skin or clothing and worn home.
If you are suffering from exposure to asbestos, you should know that you can take action. With the assistance of a skilled attorney who is knowledgeable of the laws and guidelines surrounding the filing of these claims, you have the chance to obtain the restitution you deserve.
At Kanoski and Associates, we are committed to finding accountability for these instances, helping you recover damages for your pain and suffering. To arrange a consultation, please call us today at 217-280-4985.