When asbestos was first integrated into use in industrial business, it was seen as an extremely effective, and extremely cost-effective substance. As a result, asbestos was used in the manufacturing of thousands of buildings in the United States and elsewhere. Eventually, however, it was discovered that exposure to asbestos was directly linked to horrible diseases, such as mesothelioma. Although there has been a major cutback in the use of asbestos in the manufacturing sector, instances still arise in which workers are exposed to the harmful substance. Sometimes, this exposure is entirely accidental, but other times an employer or company fails to properly inspect the area. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert asbestos injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
In a more unusual claim relating to asbestos, a California man claims that he developed cancer due to an asbestos plant that operates several miles from his home. According to the lawsuit, the plant emitted “airborne asbestos emissions” that traveled the distance from the plant to the plaintiff’s home. The lawsuit is directed against two former asbestos manufacturers.
While asbestos cases generally involve an exposure more proximate than several miles, a three-judge panel in the 6th District California Court of Appeal found that the companies do owe a duty of care that extends beyond the premises of the plant. This decision overturned a grant of summary judgment in the lower court in favor of the asbestos manufacturers.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert asbestos injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!