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Addressing asbestos exposure issues in court

There are currently many South Carolina residents, and others throughout the nation, who are dealing with adverse health conditions. Some have suffered from acute illnesses that came upon them suddenly, while others face chronic issues that have impeded their quality of life. In many situations, asbestos exposure is a causal factor of injury or illness.

There are various types of illness, several of which are life-threatening, associated with exposure to asbestos. This material contains microscopic fibers that may enter the lungs if ingested, resulting in serious infections or cancer. There are strict regulations regarding use of asbestos-containing materials, which are often found in old school buildings, airports, factories or homes.

Employer who hire workers to remove asbestos materials from existing structures are obligated to inform employees that they are at risk. They must also provide appropriate training and safety options to reduce that risk as much as possible. If they fail to do so and a worker suffers illness from asbestos exposure on the job, the employer may be deemed negligent.

Asbestos exposure has been greatly reduced through the years due to raised awareness of the risks associated with it, as well as stricter protocol regarding use of asbestos products and removal of materials containing asbestos from existing structures. Anyone in South Carolina who believes his or her illness was caused by asbestos on the job may research options for seeking restitution in court. Experienced personal injury attorneys, such as those at Richardson, Patrick Westbrook & Brickman, LLC know best how to proceed to gather evidence and enlist third party testimonies that may help substantiate a particular claim.

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