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American Heroes at Risk for Mesothelioma

Over the course of your lifetime, you will undoubtedly be exposed to asbestos. Most people will only ever be exposed to a small amount; however, certain individuals who work in the construction, maritime, manufacturing, and service industries will be exposed to greater amounts of the dangerous substance over their lifetime.

Until the 1970s, asbestos was a widely used material in many industries. It is most commonly found in older buildings as insulation, putting some of our country’s greatest heroes, such as firefighters and police officers, at risk of developing cancer.

Perhaps the most upsetting example of great American heroes being exposed to dangerous substances took place on September 11th, 2001. After the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City, thousands of construction workers, volunteers, police officers, paramedics, and firefighters responded to the area to rescue and assist the injured. Asbestos was used in the construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, causing hundreds of tons of asbestos to be released into the atmosphere when it collapsed.

Not only were the volunteers and other service members exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos, but local residents who lived in close proximity to the World Trade Center were also exposed. A study completed after the events of 9/11 concluded that close to 70 percent of all World Trade Center recovery workers had been negatively affected by the asbestos exposure.

Unfortunately, the use of dangerous asbestos puts many American heroes at risk on a daily basis. If you have been occupationally exposed to asbestos, your employer may be liable for your condition. Speaking with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer will allow you to have your case evaluated and your legal questions answered. A skilled mesothelioma lawyer can help you navigate the complicated legal system as you take legal action against those who have caused your suffering.

For more information about your legal rights and to schedule your initial consultation, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-781-3955.

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