Every year, many people find out too late that a previous exposure to asbestos could be the cause for the illnesses they face. Many in Minnesota and across the country are left to watch their family members suffer from different illnesses that are related to asbestos exposure in the workplace. Sometimes, the family can also be affected by secondhand exposure as well. In most cases, the conditions do not manifest for many years and could even be fatal. The following are some of the most common illnesses that are related to asbestos.
Many people who are exposed to asbestos develop illnesses such as mesothelioma or lung cancer years later. Those who were exposed in Minnesota and elsewhere may have potentially exposed their families to the asbestos contamination without knowing it. The afflicted family members who were exposed second hand may then be left dealing not only with the illnesses wrought on their family members who were directly exposed, but they may also fall ill themselves.
Watching loved ones die is a horrible experience for spouses, especially when they believe that the deaths could have been prevented. People in Minnesota go to work each day under the assumption that they are protected and safe in their environments, but that is not always true. Negligence on behalf of employers who are associated with asbestos-containing products can have devastating results, leaving grieving families to live through the aftermaths of their losses.
Most people go to work every day with the belief that they are going to be in a safe environment. It is not at the forefront of most employees' minds to question whether what they are doing could be hazardous to their health. Unfortunately, many people in Minnesota and across the country were exposed to asbestos while they were on the job, which has led to health complications in their later years.
During the holidays, most families are spending time with their loved ones, but others are not as fortunate. Some Minnesota families have members who have fallen ill or passed away due to exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, many businesses who were not forthcoming about the hazards and dangers of working with or near asbestos have led to the suffering of many workers and families.
The longer a worker is exposed to asbestos, the greater the risk of negative effects to his or her health. Many Minnesota employees who were exposed to asbestos were not informed of the impending health risks. Now, years later, the signs are manifesting and causing the former employees to suffer a variety of ailments, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. The suffering victims have every right to pursue legal action against their employers if they were not informed of all of the possible hazards of their former occupations.
Many years after exposure, those who were working with or breathed in asbestos can now be suffering the effects. Victims in Minnesota and across the United States can develop lung cancer years after they have quit working for an employer. Workers who now suffer the effects of the asbestos exposure may choose to pursue legal action to seek financial accountability from their former employer under the law. On Sept. 10, we posted a report concerning a man who contracted mesothelioma while working as a deckhand. Now another seaman has filed another claim along similar grounds.
Over the years, many people have been exposed to asbestos without knowing it. Unfortunately, the symptoms of any related illnesses may not manifest until many years later. Some businesses in Minnesota and across the United States knowingly exposed people to asbestos, which caused them to contract lung cancer years later. Those that have contracted an illness because of negligence of another party may choose to seek financial accountability from those deemed responsible.
Much of the information that we know about asbestos and its dangers is more readily available now with access to the Internet. Years ago, it was not as widely available, but regardless, it was an employer's responsibility to notify workers of the hazards of asbestos and proper safety protocol. Sadly, many employees were not warned, and now families in Minnesota and across the United States have loved ones who were unnecessarily exposed and are now suffering from lung cancer or related diseases.
The demolition of older buildings is not always as simple as the destruction and removal of materials. Buildings that are over a certain age may be more likely to contain asbestos, which can cause serious health complications over long-term exposure. Specific practices must be employed to ensure the safe removal of any asbestos-containing materials. The cleanup of an old Minnesota education center could expose employees to asbestos particles if the process is not handled safely.