Friday, June 5, 2009


Probably you are all aware that asbestos is dangerous to human health. Asbestos is toxic and inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). Since the mid 1980s, many uses of asbestos have been banned in several countries.

However it is a fact that asbestos is very useful because of its resistance to heat, electricity and chemical damage, its sound absorption and tensile strength. No wonder it called Asbestos, or miracle mineral because of its soft and pliant properties, as well as its ability to withstand heat. Statistic shows that in in 2006, 2.3 million tons of asbestos were mined worldwide.

Like many other dangerous products, the manufacturers of asbestos knew about its potential dangers before they revealed it to the public. As a result thousands of people were needlessly exposed to this dangerous substance. Asbestos litigation is the longest, most expensive mass tort in U.S. history.

Litigation of asbestos materials has been a difficult entity to muster because of the multiple factors which play a role in every case. People who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are often entitled to compensation, and working with an aggressive and experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer make a big difference. Many manufacturers of asbestos have gone bankrupt over the years and only an experienced lawyer can help victims receive compensations.


  © Blogger template 'iNY' by 2008

Back to TOP