Asbestos is the name of a group of ﬁbrous minerals that are mined and mixed into building materials. Normally, asbestos doesn’t present a risk to health when bound together with a substance that prevents the ﬁbres from entering the environment.
Asbestos becomes a health danger when it is disturbed. and particles are released into the environment. Airborne ﬁbres can easily be inhaled, and can also be ingested.
- The body cannot break down or eliminate inhaled ﬁbres.
- A slow buildup of scar-like tissue in the lungs (called asbestosis) can occur.
The most common symptoms are coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing of blood and weight loss.
Asbestos related diseases have a long latency period ,- frequently 15 to 30 years after initial exposure. Therefore regular screening tests are recommended.
Yes,- three types of cancer have been identiﬁed in individuals exposed to asbestos:
- Lung cancer.
- Gastrointestinal cancer
Not necessarily. The most effective manner for recovering damages can be to file individual lawsuits against several manufacturers. Expert legal advice is highly recommended.
Most legal claims are governed by Statutes of Limitation which dictate the time that is allowed for a complainant to ﬁle a lawsuit after suffering or discovering injury.
Statutes of Limitation can vary greatly, so it is important to consult an experienced legal experts as early as possible.