Before its ban in 1979, asbestos was used in many industries including construction. Construction workers were frequently required to work in close proximity to asbestos if not to be involved in its direct handling. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to a number of severe health concerns, including the development of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer. Many construction workers have developed and continue to develop mesothelioma as a consequence of exposure in the workplace.
At Williams Kherkher, our dedicated team of mesothelioma attorneys is prepared to help you and your loved ones take action against the party that put you at risk of asbestos exposure. Contact us at (888) 380-6376 to discuss your rights and options under the law with a skilled and experienced legal representative.
Identifying the Risk
Not all construction workers are at risk of developing mesothelioma, but there are some situations in which this is more likely and it is advisable to see a doctor. You may be in danger if you:
- Were involved with construction projects before 1979
- Have worked on buildings built before 1979
- Participated in refurbishing projects in buildings that may contain asbestos
- Installed new ceramic tiles, drywall, or piping into a building that contained asbestos
- Were asked to remove asbestos from a building that contained the substance
Although it has been banned from future use, buildings that were built before 1980 may still contain asbestos and put construction workers at risk.
For more information about asbestos risks for construction workers and your rights as one who has developed mesothelioma, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher by calling (888) 380-6376.