Asbestos is a natural mineral that was mined by itself or within other ores extensively up until its federal ban in 1980. Many everyday products contained asbestos because of its insulation qualities. However, its uses were not just limited to insulation itself and could be found in anything from clothing to roofing shingles.
Free Asbestos Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
The term “asbestos” refers to a number of naturally occurring mineral fibers. These fibers are strong, durable, poor conductors of electricity and are heat resistant. Because of these properties, they have been used since 1880 in more than 3500 products including:
- Friction products such as railroad and automotive brakes and clutches
- Fireproofing and acoustical texturing products
- Gaskets and packing products
- Textiles and clothing
- Vermiculite products
- Packing, taping and spackling products
- Building materials such as siding, roofing, wallboard and tiles
Many asbestos containing products have been pulled from the market, but not in time to prevent thousands of deaths from exposure. If you’re concerned that you may have been exposed to asbestos, contact your physician right away. For more information on specific products, ask Schmidt & Clark, LLP.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.