Asbestos exposure has been linked to serious respiratory diseases and worst, cancers, including mesotheliomas. The Law Office of Osbelia Castillo helps to get compensation claims for asbestos and mesothelioma patients in Santa Barbara and Ventura.
Defining Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral known for its versatility. It is best used for industrial and commercial applications because of its tensile strength, heat resistance and insulating properties. It is used for almost everything from fire-proof vests, floor tiles, automotive parts to commercial construction. This fibrous mineral can be classified to: chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Despite its many uses and phase out period, the diseases caused by asbestos are still counting. Approximately half of all deaths from occupational cancer can be traced back to asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that usually attacks the abdomen and lungs. This case was rare until the expansion of asbestos use during the 20th century by industrial companies. Medical studies have shown that breathing in minuscule asbestos fibers may trigger a chain of physical and metabolic events that may lead to different types of cancer and lung diseases such as lung cancer and asbestosis.
Health Risk Exposure
People working in a mining, manufacturing or asbestos processing plants like pipefitters, plumbers, electricians etc. are the most vulnerable to asbestos-related diseases. Because of the wide use of asbestos, more than 75 different types of jobs in America have been in the risk of asbestos exposure, according to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Society. This airborne disease may impact workers from automotive industries, home renovation, and military ships and facilities.
Asbestos-related diseases can cause serious damages to one’s health and can entail financial responsibilities. These cases are time-sensitive and complicated that you will need guidance from asbestos lawyers and mesothelioma attorneys. To help you recover compensation claims for your injuries and financial damages, contact you asbestos exposure lawyers in Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Ventura from The Law Office of Osbelia Castillo.