The history of asbestos use has left a legacy of illness in hundreds of thousands of American families. It has been called one of the largest man-made epidemics in U.S. history. Sadly, it was preventable.
In this video, our asbestos lawyers share more detailed information about companies failing to warn employees of asbestos dangers.
The connection between serious respiratory diseases and asbestos exposure became known in the 1930s, when doctors began warning factory owners, mine owners and asbestos manufacturers of its dangers. Despite warnings from medical professionals, business owners continued to expose workers to asbestos without providing them adequate protective gear designed to prevent inhalation of the toxin’s fibers. Learn more about asbestos exposure.