For years, Minnesota construction workers, as well as those in many other industries, have been at risk for health problems regarding asbestos. Occupational asbestos exposure and second-hand exposure have devastated the lives of many families in this state and across the country. If you’ve worked around asbestos or you are a family member whose loved one has come home wearing dirty work clothes from a construction site or other job, you may be one of thousands of people who have contracted mesothelioma, asbestosis or other incurable illness.
Much more is known about asbestos dangers now than was known 50 years ago. For instance, we’ve learned that simply doing laundry may cause second-hand asbestos exposure, which can lead to serious illness. There is no safe amount of exposure to asbestos, and the more friable (able to be crumbled or manipulated) a material containing asbestos is, the risk for injury increases.
What if you were a teacher, a mechanic or a hair stylist whose employer knew about an on-the-job asbestos risk but failed to provide information, training or equipment to help you stay safe? There have been many class action lawsuits seeking restitution in such cases. As a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, it pays to rely on experienced legal representation in court.
Since 1979, Sieben Polk P.A., has been committed to helping protect the rights and interests of Minnesota asbestos injury victims. If you are concerned about occupational asbestos exposure and want to learn more about the claims process, you can request a consultation with our experienced legal team. Scheduling a meeting is often the first step toward obtaining compensation for damages caused by the negligence of another party.