House-Flipping and the Threat of Asbestos
Asbestos is a deadly substance when its fibers are broken, and it’s important to be aware of your risk of exposure. Although the use of asbestos was banned in the United States in 1979, buildings constructed using asbestos may still contain these dangerous fibers. Therefore, if you work in the home-remodeling or house-flipping business, you may be at a greater risk for asbestos exposure, particularly if you work on homes that were built before 1980.
If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos because of your job, contact the experienced asbestos attorneys of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-781-3955 to discuss your legal and medical situation.
Why You Could be in Danger
Asbestos was used in a variety of products in the construction and manufacturing industries prior to 1980. Some of these areas of construction include:
- Ceramic tile
- Electrical wires
Traces of asbestos have been found in all of these objects, and have been linked to some of the serious effects of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, lung scarring, and asbestosis. These conditions can be extremely difficult to live with, and can cost a family hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat and recover from. Without assistance, families may be unable to seek the treatment that they need.
If you or someone you care about has been affected by asbestos exposure, contact the experienced asbestos lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-781-3955 to discuss your legal case with a compassionate attorney.