Many Minnesota residents know that being exposed to asbestos can pose serious health risks. Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos -- especially for a considerable number of years -- could potentially develop lung cancer from breathing in the harmful particles. As a result, some parties may wish to take legal action in order to seek compensation against parties responsible for their exposure
Lung cancer is a serious and sometimes fatal illness that can strike many individuals across the country, including in Minnesota. This illness can develop for many different reasons, but exposure to asbestos has been linked to causing lung cancer. If an employee was exposed to asbestos during his or her work practices and developed cancer as a result, he or she may wish to pursue legal action.
When it comes to taking safety precautions, Minnesota company owners and supervisors should ensure that hazardous materials are properly taken care of. If individuals are at risk of inhaling certain dangerous materials such as asbestos, they could develop serious health issues. If a company does not properly protect its workers and other individuals that could potentially be affected, the company could face fines and penalties.
Many individuals in Minnesota who worked in industries where they were exposed to asbestos on a regular basis could be at risk for serious health issues. Among those issues is mesothelioma, a serious form of cancer. For many individuals, the process for diagnosing such an illness may be difficult, but a new procedure could potentially allow for more options to be available when it comes to testing for the cancer.
Minnesota readers may have heard about an investigation of a West Coast company that was recently conducted. The investigators discovered that a company that was paid and trusted to teach others how to properly remove and dispose of asbestos was not fulfilling its obligations. In some cases, workers received no asbestos abatement training at all, let alone any follow-up training. The company not only did a disservice to the workers, but also to the communities in which they would be working.
Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic describes it as a rare form of cancer in the thin layer of tissue that covers most internal organs. Mesothelioma is rare, but it’s also “an aggressive and deadly form of cancer,” according to the clinic’s website.