Practiced New York Asbestos Exposure Attorney
A vessel on fire at sea is a frightening thing, which is why asbestos was long used in the building of ships. Asbestos is a fire-retardant that was in common usage throughout much of the 20th century. While perfectly safe when left undisturbed, any agitation of this mineral allows for millions of microscopic dust particles to be released into the air. Once released, these particles can be inhaled or stick to clothing and hair, allowing for toxic levels of asbestos exposure long after the initial disturbance.
Asbestos can commonly be found on ships and in shipyards as insulation or material for:
Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer. This cancer affects the sensitive membranes lining the lungs, abdominal cavity, or heart, and cannot be cured, even when diagnosed in its infancy. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos fibers and dust, something many shipyard workers, longshoremen, and sailors have faced even without their knowledge.
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ASBESTOS ON AND AROUND SHIPS
Due to the wide usage of asbestos in shipyards from the 1940s through the late 1980s, most people who have worked on or with ships have been exposed to its dust particles. Sadly, victims of asbestos exposure do not often know they are facing grim odds as mesothelioma symptoms can take upwards of 40 years to manifest.
Because treatment can be essential for improving quality of life following a mesothelioma diagnosis, shipyard workers may want to undergo testing even in the absence of symptoms, and to seek legal help should an asbestos-related illness be diagnosed.
New York asbestos attorney Joseph Williams fights on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure throughout New York City. Enlist his services by calling (855) 971-0343.