March 21, 2019

Asbestos

Delaware Attorneys Handling Mesothelioma Claims

Asbestos, a malignant carcinoma – mesothelioma – causing mineral, has been used in human societies intermittently for at least 4,500 years. Earliest usage dates to asbestos use in pots and cooking utensils in order to strengthen them. Named asbestos (ἄσβεστος) by the early Greeks, it was used in cloth and other manufacture and was valued because it could be cleaned by flame.

Asbestos FibersIn modern times, since around the time of the industrial revolution, asbestos was mined and used for the manufacture of building materials and products that needed to be durable yet sound proof, flexible, and withstand chemical, electrical and fire damage. Asbestos had all of these qualities. Unfortunately, even at this time, it was found to make it difficult for workers to breathe after they inhaled the mineral.

Even as early as the turn of the century, asbestos was being associated with death. In 1931, the first usage of the term ‘mesothelioma’ was documented and was associated with asbestos in the 1940s. Yet between the period of World War II and the Vietnam Era, the usage of asbestos boomed, to the detriment of workers exposed to it.

Some of the Delaware industries that most notably used asbestos were:

  • Ship manufacturers/shipyards
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Construction companies
  • Plumbing/electrical companies
  • The military
  • Schools

Our Delaware mesothelioma lawyers are experienced handling complex and delicate mesothelioma claims cases. If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos and subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our experienced mesothelioma lawyers by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) today for your free case evaluation.