Products That Contain Asbestos

Mesothelioma is the direct result of the asbestos industry putting profits before the health and safety of the public. While it's true that the dangers of asbestos were initially unknown, there was a long period of time when manufacturers knew the risks, but continued to manufacture asbestos products anyway. At Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, we think this disregard for human health is unacceptable.

Since the early 1970s, our lawyers have been helping asbestos exposure victims hold the asbestos industry liable for their injuries, and obtain the compensation they need to pay for medical treatment and leave a financial foundation for their families.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a deadly chemical fiber that can cause a number of debilitating diseases and conditions. For almost 100 years, it was used in buildings, homes and schools throughout the U.S. and every year thousands are diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.

I Thought Asbestos Was Illegal?

While there are federal laws in place regulating the use, exposure and disposal of asbestos, people still encounter the deadly fiber every day. Many old buildings and homes still contain asbestos, placing human health at risk.

Common products that contained asbestos include:

  • Home products, including ceiling and floor tiles, sheet flooring, shingles, vinyl wall coverings, wallboard, and certain siding and roofing materials
  • Spray and blow-in insulation, and insulation for pipes, boilers, HVAC ducts, electrical wiring and more
  • Fireproofing products, such as those used in plaster, textured painting, and fire-retardant blankets, curtains and doors
  • Patching, taping and spackling products, such as caulk and putty
  • Gaskets and packings
  • Pipe and sheet material
  • Certain textiles
  • Medical and laboratory supplies, such as fume hoods
  • Vermiculite, a mineral used for gardening
  • Brake linings for cars, trucks, trains and airplanes
  • Cigarette filters
  • Cement

Contact RPWB

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, contact RPWB. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to advocating for asbestos victims. We are here to help you. Call us at 866-594-8765 or contact us online. We have three offices in South Carolina — Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Barnwell — as well as an office in Edwardsville, Illinois, and handle asbestos litigation throughout the country.