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Take-Home Asbestos

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Even if you don't work in a profession where asbestos is currently used, it has been found that you may still be susceptible to asbestos exposure if someone in your household works with the substance. Since asbestos was discovered to cause severe health problems, it was banned in the 1980s. However, the ban was overturned and asbestos is still used in multiple applications with protective measures in place to keep employees from getting sick due to asbestos exposure. However, the protective measures don't prevent the employees from bringing asbestos home on their clothing.

If you or a family member are suffering from any condition caused by asbestos exposure, please contact Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black. Our Houston asbestos lawyers can get you the settlement you deserve. Call today at (800) 499-1797.

Why is Asbestos Harmful?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that can be used in multiple applications because of its durability and substantial ability to withstand heat. Because of this, it was used in the commercial manufacturing of ships, heating and air conditioning units, roofing materials, paper, felt, and brake pads, among others.

While asbestos is very versatile in its applications, it releases small fibers into the air when it's manipulated. These fibers can be inhaled and have proven to cause severely debilitating or fatal diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer that attacks the linings of the heart, lungs, abdomen, and, rarely, the testicles. It causes pain, inflammation, discomfort, fever, and nausea. Because these symptoms mimic other diseases, mesothelioma is often very difficult to diagnose, causing its victims to suffer long periods of time before discovering that they actually have a form of cancer that doesn't have a cure.

What is Take-Home Asbestos?

For decades, employers were aware of the fact that asbestos exposure could be harmful for a person, but didn't make their employees aware of this, nor did they offer them protection from exposure. Because of this, mesothelioma sufferers have had recourse to file lawsuits for being exposed.

Currently, asbestos is still used in the following applications, but employees are offered protection from exposure:

  • Cement pipes
  • Roof materials
  • Transmission materials
  • Brake materials
  • Gaskets
  • Clutch materials

While employees are often protected from asbestos inhalation in these occupations, it is still being found that asbestos may land on your clothing while at work, making it easy for the asbestos fibers to travel home with you. There have been multiple cases of a spouse of an asbestos worker contracting mesothelioma, while the asbestos worker does not.

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Employers have a responsibility to warn their employees about take-home asbestos exposure, and, therefore, can be held liable for the pain and suffering of you or anyone in your household that was exposed

to asbestos either directly or indirectly.

If you are suffering from asbestos exposure, please contact Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black today. Our experienced Houston, Texas mesothelioma lawyers will work tirelessly to earn you the compensation you are entitled to. Call us today for a free consultation at (800) 499-1797.Click Here for more information about take-home-asbestos.

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