Asbestos was touted as a miracle at the start of the last century. Manufacturers found innumerable uses for the fire-resistant, strong, insulating natural fiber. By the 1960s, the link between asbestos and mesothelioma was well established. However, billions of products already contained the dangerous substance and workers today continue to be exposed to asbestos. Because of the delay in symptoms, linking asbestos exposure to a particular workplace can be a challenge.
Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco has helped mesothelioma patients recover vital workers’ compensation benefits for more than a quarter century. We have studied and understand the unique nature of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, and we are skilled at documenting occupational diseases and demonstrating the connection to the worker’s job.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with no known cure. The condition occurs when a worker inhales the tiny jagged asbestos fibers, which become lodged in the lung tissues. A worker does not feel immediate effects of asbestos exposure. Instead, patients remain asymptomatic as the fibers slowly damage the mesothelium that surrounds the lungs. Mesothelioma may develop years or decades after exposure. In fact, a patient may discover the condition on an X-ray or CT scan before feeling the full impact of the disease. Mesothelioma causes such debilitating symptoms as dry cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pains, fatigue, weight loss, anemia and respiratory complications, which grow progressively worse. Diagnosis of mesothelioma is, therefore, a permanent disability.
Workplace Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is contained in products as diverse as building insulation, sheet metal, fireproof textiles, household appliances and automotive brakes. Many old buildings and products contain asbestos, which becomes dangerous if released into the air. Workers in certain industries are at particular risk of exposure at their workplaces, including:
- Construction and demolition sites
- Shipyards and vessels
- Chemical plants
- Automotive centers
- Power plants
Office workers may also be exposed to this deadly fiber because of poorly maintained buildings and renovation projects that release the asbestos. The asbestos fibers stick to clothing and may also be spread to family members of workers who have been exposed.
9/11 Terrorist Attacks Exposed Workers to Asbestos
We will never forget the tragedy that occurred on 9/11 and we honor the heroes who helped in rescue, recovery and rebuilding. Sadly, anyone who helped in the aftermath of the terrorist attack was exposed to high levels of toxins, including asbestos, that were unleashed when the towers fell. Our firm assists 9/11 workers in recovering their rightful workers’ compensation benefits and other types of benefits.
Recover for Mesothelioma with Assistance from Our New York Workers’ Compensation Firm
You are entitled to important benefits if you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace. Do not delay in accessing your rights to disability. Schedule an appointment with the New York workers’ compensation firm of Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco today. Your first consultation is free, so you risk nothing to learn about your options for filing a claim.