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Typically, mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. If you have developed mesothelioma, contact an attorney at Wallace and Graham in North Carolina for representation. Call 800-849-5291. http://www.usmesotheliomalaw.com

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Negligence, misinformation alleged in wrongful death lawsuit

Exposure to toxic chemicals and materials can do severe and long-term damage to any person who ingests them. We often talk about asbestos exposure on this blog, but the truth is that asbestos is just one of many harmful chemicals that can do irreparable damage to a person's health.

A grim reminder of this involves a man who passed away after being exposed to many different toxic chemicals while he was involved in efforts to clean up coal ash. A lawsuit filed by his widow and his brother alleges that the man was exposed to mercury, asbestos and arsenic because the safety contractor on site misled workers about the risks of the ash and prohibited the use of safety equipment.

When asbestos leads to fatal illness, legal action can be crucial

If your loved one has recently passed away from a serious illness that you suspect is linked to asbestos exposure, you likely have many questions that need to be answered.

When could he or she have been exposed to asbestos? Were there products being used that were contaminated? Was asbestos present in the workplace? Who was responsible for the possible exposure? How will tracing back the source of exposure help people move forward after such a devastating loss?

Workers' compensation claim denied? Don't lose hope

Pursuing benefits for a serious workplace illness like mesothelioma can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. However, the end result should hopefully make it all worth it when you and your family start receiving benefits like workers' compensation.

Unfortunately, there are times when a claim for workers' compensation is denied for one reason or another. Perhaps you failed to apply within the time limit set by North Carolina statutes of limitations or insurance determined that your illness was not work-related, wrongfully so or not. In this situation, it can be natural to feel greatly disappointed and even hopeless. However, you still may have a number of options if your claim for workers' compensation is denied.

How much can I expect to collect through workers' compensation?

Suffering an injury or getting sick through the course of your employment can be very upsetting. Not only can you feel bad because of your condition, but you may also have to deal with the stress of taking time off work and going to the doctor. Further, in addition to the time and energy you may be spending on your situation, you may also be facing some unexpected financial responsibilities as well.

However, you should understand that if you are currently dealing with this predicament, you can seek different types of financial relief including workers' compensation. Just how much can be available will vary considerably based on individual circumstances, but in this post we will take a look at the guidelines for how much can be available through workers' compensation.

Even after abatement efforts, asbestos can still remain

Every property owner should be aware that asbestos in building materials has the potential to do serious damage to a person's health if it is disturbed and released into the air. Once asbestos is airborne, the fibers can remain there for days making it very easy for people to unknowingly breathe them in or carry them offsite on their clothing.

Unfortunately, even when property owners take steps to have the asbestos removed, there can still be a risk of exposure if the abatement efforts are incomplete or in violation of state and/or federal regulations.

Back-to-school time comes with asbestos concerns

As the summer winds down to a close, kids all across North Carolina and their parents are turning their attentions back to school and thinking about homework, new class schedules and having much less free time. 

However, in some areas, parents may also be worried about the health and safety of their children who will be spending all day almost every day in a building that could be contaminated with toxic materials. This may be a concern for many people across this state if the schools their children attend contain asbestos.

Lawsuit alleges asbestos in car parts caused woman’s mesothelioma

In our last blog post, we discussed the fact that people in the automotive industry are at risk of developing an asbestos-related illness, as asbestos was commonly used – and continues to be used – in several different car parts.

Recently, a woman made this very claim in her lawsuit against more than 12 companies that allegedly manufactured and sold parts containing asbestos between the 1980s and 2000s. She and her husband filed the lawsuit after the woman was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, an illness for which there is no cure.

Workers in the automotive industry: avoid the dangers of asbestos

If you work on cars, you know that it can take a lot of hours and skill to build or repair any one of the many parts on the vehicle. All this effort can truly pay off when a car is finished or starts running properly again, but for some people, this comes at a very high price.

Many people who work in the automotive industry may be at risk of developing mesothelioma or lung cancer as a result of being exposed to asbestos used in automotive products. This is because the fiber has been used in car brakes and clutches for many years. Even though newer cars may not be made with asbestos, it can still be found in older models and replacement parts.

Study: Mesothelioma different for young patients

It should come as no surprise to readers that mesothelioma is a devastating, aggressive and fatal illness. While many people who are diagnosed with this illness are older men who worked with asbestos decades ago, mesothelioma can affect any person at any age.

However, as we discussed in this article, studies have shown that the risk of being diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma is greater for people who are exposed to asbestos before the age of 20.

Places where the risk of asbestos exposure may be serious

On a day-to-day basis, the risk of coming into contact with asbestos may not even register on a person's radar. Realistically speaking, many people will never have to worry about asbestos or the devastating consequences of toxic exposure. However, there are plenty of people who do worry about asbestos because of where they live or work. 

Whether you think about the risks or not, you should understand the fact that asbestos continues to be found in products and places people use or come into contact with on a regular basis. Knowing where you may come into contact with these products may be an effective way to keep yourself safe.

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