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Asbestos Threats in the Construction Industry

By Jim Edward Subscribe to RSS | March 22nd 2012 | Views:
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Asbestos exposure is a real threat in the construction industry. Carpenters are highly susceptible to airborne asbestos fibers, as well as masons, painters, welders and other construction personnel. Those who work with drywall are at the highest risk since they are in direct contact with walls that may contain asbestos.

A recent study in the United Kingdom stated that construction workers born around 1940 have likely inhaled large amounts of asbestos throughout their careers. They were at increased risk to be diagnosed with mesothelioma and other types of cancers due to asbestos exposure. The toxic material is said to have affected thousands of such workers in the 1940s and 1950s. At that time, mesothelioma was relatively unknown and the negative effects of asbestos exposure not yet publicly known.

The Use of Asbestos in Construction

Asbestos was used extensively in construction between the 1950s and the 1970s. With the rise of the American economy, construction activities boomed. While World War II was a period of uncertainty, while the period after this was recovery with more booming towns and industries requiring construction. During this time, extensive renovations and building activities occurred: Electricians, plumbers, masons, bar benders, roof layers, and more were summoned into action. Asbestos fibers were prominent in the air and thousands of these workers may have unknowingly inhaled it.

How Baron and Budd Entered the Scene

During this time, it was found that asbestos exposure was causing problems concerning the lungs and respiratory system. After years of research and trials, asbestos fibers were determined to cause mesothelioma. However, manufacturers of asbestos and those who used asbestos in their products already knew this information.

There was a need for a law firm that could litigate for mesothelioma victims and receive compensation for their pains. During this time, Baron and Budd stepped into action and very quickly made history as the first law firm to win an asbestos litigation case. Since this precedent-setting result, Baron and Budd has never looked back.

Russell Budd:

Under the aegis of Russell Budd, the law firm has continued to improve upon its strengths, not only in asbestos litigation, but other areas as well. The law firm has won many cases, set precedents and pioneered actions in the field of asbestos litigation.

Russell Budd created deep-rooted values in the law firm. These values still steer the law firm towards reaching greater heights in asbestos litigation. To learn more about their activities, please visit www.baronandbudd.com and www.protectingwhatsright.com.

Jim Edward - About Author:
Jim firmly believes that asbestos should be banned. It should not be legal anywhere. He hopes that mesothelioma lawyers and mesothelioma law firms such as Baron and Budd can help the world get rid of asbestos. He wants to lend a compassionate, helping hand to make the world aware of the ill effects of asbestos on human health.

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