Are you worried that asbestos exposure has caused your illness?

If you have worked as an engineer, auto mechanic, electrician, HVAC  mechanic or carpenter, you may have something in common with others in related South Carolina industries. At some point in your career, you may have been subjected to asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous materials that has caused serious health problems in a great number of people.

The fibers of asbestos are not able to be seen without a microscope. If you inhale or swallow those fibers, you wouldn’t necessarily even be aware of it. Sadly, such situations may lead to adverse health conditions, including mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer.

The person who comes in direct contact with asbestos is not always the only one at risk for ill-effects. Sometimes, family members are unknowingly exposed as well. This is because the microscopic fibers may cling to a worker’s clothing, skin or hair, which can then be breathed in or ingested by those at home.

Asbestos exposure is a serious matter that causes injury and illness in many people’s lives. It’s never easy to face to such situations and it’s even more difficult to try to go it alone when addressing such matters in court. Speaking with an attorney experienced in asbestos-related cases is a good first step to take when pursuing justice in light of any illness or injury you’ve suffered on the job. Sadly, not every victim survives; when fatalities occur, immediate family members may act on the behalves of their ones in court. Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC is full prepared to answer any questions you might have about filing a claim in South Carolina.

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