North Carolina Asbestos Exposure Attorneys
Representing Clients Diagnosed with Asbestos-Related Illnesses
Asbestos is a fibrous, naturally occurring material with heat- and fire-resistant
properties. Because of this, it has a long history of use in the construction
industry throughout the United States. Homes across the country were constructed
with asbestos-containing materials, despite proof that the dangerous of
asbestos have been documented—and covered up by the asbestos industry—since
the turn of the 20th Century. Despite its known dangers, asbestos was used in a variety of
products that were then distributed and sold throughout the U.S. up until the late
1970s. Today, asbestos is still not entirely banned in the U.S.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness
or condition, such as asbestosis or mesothelioma, after continued and
prolonged asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. Depending
on the specifics of your case, you may have grounds for a
workplace accident/injury claim or you may seek action against a specific manufacturer, distributor, or
related entity. The North Carolina asbestos exposure lawyers at Lanier
Law Group can help you determine your legal rights and options.
To learn more during a free initial consultation, call
(855) 757-4204 or
contact us online.
How Does Asbestos Exposure Lead to Injuries & Illness?
When asbestos is agitated, it sends microscopic fibers into the air where
they can then be inhaled. Once in the lungs, the tiny asbestos particles
embed in the tissue surrounding the lungs. They can also embed in the
tissue around the stomach, heart, or other parts of the body. These tiny
fibers often remain unnoticed for many years until painful and harmful
symptoms begin to appear.
While direct exposure to asbestos causes the most risk of asbestos-related
illness, some scientists believe that even washing the clothes of a family
member who worked with asbestos can increase the risk of mesothelioma
and other similar conditions.
At Lanier Law Group, we have extensive experience helping individuals who
were exposed to asbestos obtain fair compensation for their damages. When
you work with us, you have a team of tireless fighters in your corner.
Exposure to Toxic Fumes
In addition to asbestos,
construction workers are often exposed to other harmful substances. Modern construction methods
involve the use of a variety of toxic chemicals, including those found
in glues and solvents. Other toxic chemicals, such as benzene, are components
of construction products, while still others, including dioxin, are byproducts
of industrial processes.
Workers throughout the state of North Carolina who are regularly exposed
to these chemicals may develop life-threatening diseases. If you have
contracted an illness that you believe was caused by your job, you may
be able to obtain
workers' compensation in North Carolina.
Chemicals—such as benzene, dioxin, and those found in solvents and
two-part glues—can cause the following injuries:
From our hard-working staff to our highly qualified attorneys, everyone
at the Lanier Law is focused on helping you get the justice and fair recovery
you are owed.
Advocating for Injured Workers Since 1997
If you are suffering the symptoms of an asbestos-related illness, such
as mesothelioma, or if your loved one has been exposed to toxic fumes
while on the job, reach out to Lanier Law Group right away for a free
legal consultation and case evaluation. We understand what you are going
through, as well as the challenges that lie ahead. Our North Carolina
asbestos exposure lawyers are prepared to aggressively advocate for you
and your full recovery.
Contact us online or give us a call at
(855) 757-4204 today. We have multiple office locations throughout the state.