Your Legal Rights
Corporations that manufacture
asbestos products have known about the dangers of asbestos-related
diseases for more than six decades. In an effort to increase profit, they
kept this information quiet, putting workers and families at risk.
Manufacturers: Profits Over Safety
It has been clearly established that many of the corporations which
manufactured asbestos products in the 1940's, 50's, 60's and early 70's
knew it was hazardous but kept this information secret,
choosing profits over safety. Unfortunately, many corporations
thought they would be able to cut corners and make a large profit at
the expense of endangering workers.
Despite the warnings, the industry
made billions of dollars manufacturing asbestos insulation
for almost every building, industrial site, home, school, ship, car,
plane, pipe, etc. in America. Many construction workers and industrial
tradesmen prior to the mid-1970's were exposed to dangerous levels of
asbestos, which they inhaled, as asbestos insulation was being cut,
sawed, mixed or sprayed. These workers were never warned about the dangers
of asbestos and considered it harmless. They were never given masks
or ventilation, nor were dust counts ever taken.
As soon as people began to suspect that asbestos was causing illness
and death in workers, something had to be done. The first asbestos
lawsuits were filed in 1929 against irresponsible companies, and
thousands of lawsuits followed in search of some form of restitution.
Millions of dollars have been awarded to victims of Mesothelioma, and
attorneys like the Mesothelioma attorneys in The Mesothelioma Lawyers
Network continue to stand up for exploited workers.
in The Mesothelioma Lawyers Network recover compensation from
companies who manufactured various asbestos-containing products. The
legal basis of these suits is the asbestos companies' failure to warn
consumers and workers about the hazards of asbestos. It has been proven
that some of these companies have known about the hazards of asbestos
as far back as the 1920's. This has been established through internal
company documents, through testimony of company employees, and through
medical literature which they had access to. Because of companies’
irresponsible decisions to ignore the warnings, innocent people continue
to lose their lives to Mesothelioma. The attorneys in The Mesothelioma
Lawyers Network are fighting to hold these companies accountable.
asbestos causes serious diseases. Fortunately, there are laws that
help to protect those individuals that have been harmed by exposure
to asbestos-related products. By holding the asbestos industry accountable,
the experienced Mesothelioma attorneys in The Mesothelioma
Lawyers Network help workers and their families recover compensation
for Mesothelioma and other diseases and death caused by asbestos. Our
goal is financial security for families.
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