Roofers and Asbestos
Almost all asbestos-containing products are now banned in the United States. However, before the 1980s, many companies neglected to inform their workers that asbestos was dangerous and utilized asbestos despite known risks. As a result, thousands of construction workers, like roofers, have been exposed to broken asbestos fibers that are known to cause deadly lung cancers like mesothelioma. Many roof tiles were manufactured with asbestos because it is a strong and fire-resistant building material. Workers who were unknowingly exposed to asbestos and now suffer from lung complications may be able to fight back against the companies that put their health in jeopardy.
If you or someone you know worked as a roofer and is now suffering from an asbestos-related condition, contact the experienced mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-781-3955 to learn more about the medical and legal options available to you.
Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure
The truly sad aspect of asbestos poisoning is that many workers had no idea that they were exposed to this dangerous material because the symptoms associated with most asbestos-related conditions rarely appear before decades have passed. However, if you worked as a roofer and you notice any of the following, you may be suffering from asbestos exposure:
- Persistent chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Wheezing / coughing
- Coughing up blood
- Any persistent lung complication
These may be signs of a serious illness, such as mesothelioma. It is important to take action as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know worked as a roofer and is now suffering from asbestos exposure, contact the experienced mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher today at 800-781-3955 to discuss your situation.