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Even though the use of asbestos stopped in the 1970s, the toxic substance continues to impact thousands of people today. Since 1979 over 45,000 Americans have died from asbestos-related diseases, 10,000 Americans will die this year – and 200,000 are living with asbestosis, a disease caused by asbestos exposure.

Despite the widespread knowledge about the devastating injuries caused by this toxic mineral, it’s still found in homes, schools, commercial and industrial buildings. In fact, asbestos was used in over 3,000 different consumer products, including toasters and hair dryers, which may still be in use today.

The spaces we inhabit and the products we use are supposed to be free from toxic substances that can harm our health. However, all too often we find out that we have been exposed to toxins once it is too late to protect ourselves from getting sick. When this happens, it becomes expedient to seek out an attorney and explore legal options for obtaining compensation.

If you or your family member is the victim of a toxic substance or asbestos-related injury, it’s important to partner with a caring and experienced New York personal injury attorney to secure the compensation that you deserve.

The Dangerous Results of Exposure to Toxic Substances

Asbestos-related disease occurs when the material’s fibers are inhaled into the lungs. The fibers can stay in the body forever, and have been linked to serious and even fatal diseases, including:

  • Asbestosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma

There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, and the more intense and longer the exposure, the higher risk for injury.

Seeking Help For Asbestos Exposure

Complicating matters is the fact that the effects of exposure to toxic substances is not always immediately apparent. In the case of carcinogenic (cancer-causing) toxins, for example, it may take years after exposure before the associated cancer appears and starts causing impairment. Another example is exposure to heavy metals, such as lead, which can cause cognitive impairment and behavioral problems even after the exposure is eliminated and the metal is no longer in the affected person’s body.

If you or a loved one has been injured or disabled due to exposure to a toxic substance, you need to speak with the dedicated New York personal injury attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates. In addition to helping clients with their personal injury cases in New York City, we also service The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, and Suffolk. With more than two decades of experience, our lawyers have helped countless individuals and families obtain the full compensation they deserved after toxic exposure. If you or a loved one has suffered due to a toxic substance, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates by calling us toll-free at (866) 800 – 0092, or visit our contact page for a free consultation.

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