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Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits

San Francisco Asbestos Exposure Attorneys

The majority of new asbestos exposure lawsuits involve people who were exposed to asbestos decades ago, but asbestos exposure is still happening today. Those at greatest risk of developing an asbestos illness are exposed repeatedly on-the-job, but deadly exposure can happen at home, at school, or in any setting where asbestos is present. If you have developed an illness due to asbestos exposure, please call us for a free evaluation. If you have a meritorious claim, we will handle your asbestos exposure lawsuit on a contingent fee basis, so we only get paid if you recover substantial damages.

Workplace Asbestos Exposure

Certain types of jobs and work environments pose an elevated risk of asbestos exposure. Examples include:

  • Shipyards
  • Mining
  • Oil refineries
  • Steel mills
  • Power plants
  • Factories
  • Demolition
  • Construction and remodeling
  • Welding
  • Disaster response
  • Firefighting
  • Automotive manufacture and repair
  • Appliance manufacture and repair
  • Boiler manufacture and repair

Additionally, certain types of buildings and structures are likely to contain or have contained asbestos in their construction materials which may have been damaged releasing the asbestos fibers into the air. Those who work in these structures or spend large amounts of time in them for other reasons may also develop asbestos diseases:

  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Public arenas, such as stadiums

Exposure at Home

Mesothelioma victims may have been exposed in their own homes, rather than on the job. There are several ways that exposure can occur in the home including:

  • Homes in which construction materials contain asbestos
  • Household products containing asbestos
  • Asbestos unknowingly brought home on clothing of people who are exposed on the job

Asbestos Removal

If you suspect that your current home contains asbestos building materials, do not try to remove them yourself. The asbestos may be contained at this point. It is when it is disturbed and released into the air that it becomes dangerous. Always hire licensed asbestos abatement professional to remove asbestos from your home or building.

Asbestos Exposure Today

Older homes and buildings are more likely to be a source of asbestos exposure than newer homes, but asbestos is not a thing of the past. Many people wrongly believe that asbestos has been outlawed or banned, but that is a myth.

Asbestos is not used as heavily as it was in years past, and it is more tightly regulated, but new products are still made with the deadly substance.

If you or someone you love is considering an asbestos exposure lawsuit, please call the San Francisco asbestos attorneys of Brayton Purcell, LLP, at (800) 598-0314 or contact us online today. We represent mesothelioma victims nationwide and we can help you and your family get the compensation that you need and deserve. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.