Everywhere you go – the buzzword phrase “Go Green” can be heard or seen. As our world becomes more environmentally aware, people become more concerned about the impact they are making upon the earth, now and in the future.
Of particular concern are the practices of corporations and their impact on our environment, including groundwater and air pollution, and the release of hazardous chemicals. American corporations have an obligation to abide by the safest environmental practices, and those who choose to ignore the rules should be held accountable.
Individuals exposed to asbestos may be at risk for contracting several disabling or deadly diseases. Some occupations, such as asbestos mining and manufacturing, expose workers and their families to higher risks, but low risk occupations, such as brake repair, can also cause harm.
Illnesses Caused by Asbestos Exposure
- Lung Cancer
- Pleural Plaques
Asbestos was used in manufacturing more than 3,000 different products from the 1900s to the late 1980’s, including construction of schools, commercial buildings and homes. Common asbestos-containing products include:
- Acoustic and ceramic tiles
- Ducts and furnaces
- Vinyl flooring
- Shingles and siding
Although the use of asbestos has been restricted, many products manufactured previously are still in use today, including common household products such as:
- Ironing Board Covers
- Brake shoe linings and clutch pads
- Beverage filters
Am I At Risk?
Individual risk levels depend on four factors:
1. Length of exposure
2. Length of time since last exposure
4. Individual response to asbestos fibers
The Yost Legal Group Can Help
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, The Yost Legal Group can help you hold the responsible party accountable for their negligence and file a claim to seek compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Communities affected by environmental contamination need representation by capable, well-informed environmental attorneys. The highly experienced attorneys at The Yost Legal Group lead the community in litigating toxic torts for groups of individuals injured due to corporate negligence. Fighting large corporations can be complex and time-consuming. The Yost Legal Group works closely with a network of environmental experts in various scientific fields, maintains the financial resources to pursue these claims at no cost to you and employs experienced environmental experts with the specific knowledge needed to successfully pursue and win your environmental claim in Maryland courts.
Call The Yost Legal Group today and speak to an attorney for a free initial consultation about your case at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-967-8529).