During the end of the nineteenth century, asbestos was used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards and commercial buildings in the United States. Several of the asbestos products still linger in buildings, industrial facilities and other environments where the fibers can become airborne.
Many Broward County workers have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. The exposure can come from working on the sites or merely being in an office or facility that still has these dangerous products where the fibers and particles can remain and be airborne.
As a result of these dangerous products causing life threatening illnesses, many Broward County workers’ compensation claims are being filed for damages to the victim’s health.
Broward County asbestos exposure is responsible for several serious health problems that include:
- Pleural disease
- Lung cancer
The most serious disease caused by South Florida asbestos exposure is mesothelioma.
This is a cancerous tumor that begins in the mesothelium that lines and protects the lungs, heart and abdominal cavity.
Another disease that can be caused by asbestos exposure in South Florida is asbestosis, which is a non-cancerous condition. Asbestosis is scar tissue that builds up and causes shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, and can lead to heart problems.
The bad thing about exposure to asbestos is that any damage or disease to a person’s body may take 20 to 50 years to appear after the exposure.
If you have been a victim of Broward County asbestos exposure and diagnosed with any diseases or problems from working in an environment causing illness or disease, you may be eligible to file a Broward County workers’ compensation claim.
It is important that you contact a South Florida workers’ compensation attorney that has experience in these types of cases. There are several factors involved in a South Florida asbestos exposure workers’ compensation claim, that a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can assist you with.
If you have been exposed to asbestos on-the-job and have experienced illnesses as a result of the asbestos, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld for a free consultation, and to speak to an experienced South Florida workers’ compensation attorney today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].