The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

As many of you know, my daddy died of cancer. Some of you may or may not be aware of the type of cancer that he had. I will never forget my parents coming home after meeting with the doctor. They sat my brother and I down on the couch in their bedroom (where we often had family devotions and prayed together). They told us that the type of cancer that Daddy had was called Mesothelioma. They said that the cancer had come from exposure to asbestos. I remember listening to Mom and Daddy talk about where he might have been exposed. Was it in an old school house? How about all the years he worked for Firestone? He had no idea. He only knew that he had an incredibly rare type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

It will be 11 years ago next Monday since Daddy died from Mesothelioma. Back then, so little was known about the disease, and absolutely nothing was known about treating it. Cancer centers turned Daddy away, and even charities refused to help.

Today, they are learning so much more about asbestos exposure and what it can do to families. Did you know that a worker exposed to asbestos can also expose his family to it as well? I had no idea. So, chances are even higher that myself, my mom, and my brother have been exposed. After watching what Daddy went through, that’s a very scary thought.

They have now discovered that Mesothelioma is most common in among workers in the shipbuilding industry, construction, auto mechanics, contractors, and demolition.

People who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma are often entitled to compensation, and working with an aggressive and experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer make a big difference. Many manufacturers of asbestos have gone bankrupt over the years and only an experienced lawyer can help victims receive compensations.

Like many other dangerous products, the manufacturers of asbestos knew about its dangers before they revealed it to the public. As a result thousands of people were needlessly exposed to this dangerous substance.

My family and I have passed the statute of limitations on Daddy’s death from Mesothelioma. If you or a loved one is going through a battle with Mesothelioma, it wouldn’t hurt to pick up the phone and call a lawyer.

They can’t take away the pain, or bring back your loved one, but a phone call never hurt anyone.

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Angie Vinez (2872 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1
    The Stevens Family says:

    I’ve heard about those ads on TV. I’m so sorry your daddy had to go through that! So awful. Thanks for telling your story so that maybe others can be more aware!

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    Danielle says:

    Great post, Angie. I wondered how your dad got exposed to asbestos.
    It’s good to make posts like these, with lots of links and awareness raising about things that have affected us. Have a great week.

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