Products With Asbestos
Up until asbestos was largely banned from being used, a number of American industries relied heavily on this versatile and inexpensive substance. Thousands of industrial machines, products, construction components, and more were made with asbestos in order to insulate, provide heat shielding, and fireproofing.
Mesothelioma does not typically develop until about 30 or so years after the victim has been exposed to asbestos, making it difficult to determine the exact point at which the victim was exposed. New cases of mesothelioma and asbestosis are being diagnosed every day; the Throneberry Law Group focuses on investigating cases of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions and discovering the cause of asbestos exposure quickly. This allows us to bring a suit against responsible parties quickly so funds can be obtained to pay for medical care and pain and suffering.
Sometimes, litigating a mesothelioma case involves identifying an exact product – and even identifying what year the exposure occurred or what the model of the product in question is – and matching that to a specific period or place in the victim's life activities or history of work.
Here is a shortlist of many of the products that commonly contained asbestos before use of the material was outlawed:
- Electrical wire
- Roofing shingles
- Insulation for homes
- Industrial turbine and boiler insulation
- Fireproof coatings that are sprayed or painted on
- Linings for brakes
- Insulation for ducts and pipes
- Panels for ceilings
- Tile and other floor coverings
- Packings for pumps and valves
- Fire-resistant clothing, blankets, or aprons
- Joint compounds, plaster or putty
See Full List Of Asbestos-Containing MaterialsHow to Handle Asbestos-Containing Products in your Home
If you believe that there are asbestos-containing products in your home, there are some important steps that you should remember to follow, which include:
- Remember that asbestos-containing materials that are not damaged or disturbed are not likely to present a health risk. As a result, if products containing asbestos are in good condition, they should be left alone.
- Avoid damaging, disturbing, repairing, cutting, tearing, sawing, or drilling into products that contain asbestos.
- If products contain asbestos, you should make sure to visually examine them over time for any indication of damage. You should keep a particularly close eye on asbestos-containing products that you come into contact with on a frequent basis.
Call us for a no-cost evaluation at 888-506-1131. We will travel to you, no matter where in the United States you live. If you think you might know what you were exposed to, or even if you don’t have a clue what could have caused you to develop mesothelioma, we can help. We will consult with you and go over all the details of your work history and life activities to determine the cause of asbestos exposure. This helps us establish a personal connection to our clients that we value greatly, and allows us to provide both legal and emotional support to our clients and their families throughout the legal and medical process.