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Asbestos claiming new wave of victims worldwide May 18, 2015

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Asbestos claiming new wave of victims worldwide, Austin, Texas

People who worked directly with asbestos are not the only ones becoming sick and dying from asbestos exposure. Many children breathed or ingested the deadly fibers when hugging their father in his work clothes or hanging around or helping during a home construction project. Spouses who washed those clothes, even though they weren’t in direct contact with the workplace, are also among those who make up what's called a "third wave" of mesothelioma victims, according to an article in an Australian online news site. These kids, now reaching the age of 40 or 50 are being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare but serious form of cancer that is the signature disease of asbestos exposure.

Like Australia, the U.S. took a long time to put restrictions on the use of asbestos. Australia finally banned its use in 2004 but, though tightly regulated here, asbestos is not yet banned in the U.S. And many developing countries are actively using asbestos with no controls and no accountability.

The huge profits from selling this flame- and heat-resistant material for construction and industrial uses was a strong motivating factor in corporate unwillingness to talk openly about the known dangers to workers. In fact, in many mesothelioma lawsuits the evidence has demonstrated that some companies deliberately withheld critical safety information from workers and failed to provide protective equipment.

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may have legal rights. It’s important to go through your history with an experienced asbestos lawyer who knows how to ask the right kinds of questions about your life experiences. You may not be aware of any exposure yourself, but an attorney who works in this area can help you find relevant connections. We have a resource web site devoted to providing helpful information about Mesothelioma here.  Mesothelioma Information.

Hendler Lyons Flores, PLLC is devoted to helping people who are suffering as a result of corporate negligence or misconduct, especially from asbestos diseases such as mesothelioma. You pay nothing up front; we will help you decide if it may make sense to file an asbestos lawsuit to help recover some compensation for your medical bills and your suffering. We are here to help, any time. Call our 24/7 phone line: 800.443.6353.Or email us at help@hendlerlaw.com 

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