If you work, attend school or live in Minnesota, you may, at times, be at risk for injuries without necessarily realizing it ahead of time. Especially in a working environment, as a paid employee, you rely on your employer to not only be aware of the risks associated with your duties but also to provide proper training, information and safety equipment to keep you as safe as possible on the job. When an injury risk involves asbestos exposure, it can often be too late by the time you learn about the danger.
Perhaps you worked or lived in a building some years ago where construction or renovation was happening nearby. You may not have known that you were exposed to asbestos during that time. Now, years later, you may be experiencing adverse health symptoms that have prompted you to seek a medical diagnosis.
If your doctor believes you have contracted asbestosis, mesothelioma or some other asbestos-related illness, it might take some time to determine exactly where or when you contracted the disease. As you learn more about your illness, it might help you figure out where and when the initial exposure to asbestos might have taken place. Sadly, many people who were injured in the workplace have later learned that their employers failed in their duty to help them stay safe on the job.
Employers are not the only potentially liable parties in asbestos exposure injuries. Manufacturers of products for mass distribution have often times been held financially accountable for damages caused by products containing asbestos. Any Minnesota resident in need of guidance and support regarding asbestos litigation or investigation of a potential injury case may request a consultation with Sieben Polk P.A., an experienced legal team that has been providing strong support to asbestos injury victims and their families since 1979.