People generally understand the dangers of asbestos. Unfortunately, too many parties fail to extend this knowledge to others who could get seriously ill if exposed. Employers fail to tell employees that they will be working with asbestos; product manufacturers fail to inform consumers that their products contain the hazardous fiber; property owners fail to tell tenants or visitors that asbestos is present on site.
Sadly, even parties who are hired to handle and remove asbestos because of how dangerous it is fail to appreciate the damage asbestos can do to other people's health. They cut corners or break the law in the interest of making a profit, and this can come at the expense of other people's lives. It is important to understand that these people can also be held accountable if their actions result in the death of a loved one.