Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC
We can help. Call today: 866-594-8765

Parents worried about asbestos exposure at school

South Carolina parents have hundreds of worries when they send their children to school, like are they receiving a good education? Are they making friends? Do they have enough to eat? Rarely do parents have to worry about asbestos exposure in their child's school, but that is exactly what some out-of-state parents are dealing with right now.

In March 2017, workers removed asbestos contaminated ceiling tiles at a charter school for nearly a week. For the first six days of the project, this work went on during school hours while children were present. After that the tiles were only removed after students were dismissed. However, parents were never notified of the removal or given the option to keep their children home for the duration of the work.

Although officials insist that no children were ever exposed to asbestos, students will head to different schools this fall for a very upsetting reason -- asbestos contamination. Contamination was discovered at some point during the summer of 2018, and many parents are understandably worried that their children were exposed to the deadly substance. The district spoke with hundreds of parents during a recent meeting and said they plan to have a doctor discuss individual health concerns.

Unlike other toxic substances, asbestos exposure takes time before manifesting in physical symptoms. Many victims live for years or even decades before they develop related diseases, like mesothelioma or lung cancer. This can make it difficult for South Carolina victims to adequately prove that another person's or company's negligence caused their health problems. When individuals are aware of exposure early on, keeping vigilant records can help should they need to seek compensation for injuries in the future.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
AV Preeminent
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News | 2020
2015 Top Ranked Law Firms AV Preeminent
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC 2018 - Recognized by Best Lawyers
Email Us For A Response

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with mesothelioma? Contact RPWB for help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Mount Pleasant Office
1037 Chuck Dawley Boulevard Building A
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Toll Free: 866-594-8765
Phone: 843-410-3956
Fax: 843-216-6509
Mount Pleasant Law Office Map

Edwardsville Office
Mark Twain Plaza II 103 West Vandalia Street Suite 212
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Toll Free: 866-594-8765
Phone: 843-410-3956
Fax: 843-216-6509
Edwardsville Law Office Map

Charleston Office
174 East Bay Street P.O. Box 879
Charleston, SC 29402

Toll Free: 866-594-8765
Phone: 843-410-3956
Fax: 843-216-6509
Charleston Law Office Map

Barnwell Office
1730 Jackson Street P.O.Box 1368
Barnwell, SC 29812

Toll Free: 866-594-8765
Phone: 843-410-3956
Fax: 843-216-6509
Barnwell Law Office Map

Aiken Office
623 Richland Ave W
Aiken, SC 29801

Phone: 803-541-9625
Fax: 843-216-6509
Aiken Law Office Map

Columbia Office
2700 Middleburg Dr #220d
Columbia, SC 29204

Phone: 803-541-7850
Fax: 843-216-6509
Columbia Law Office Map