Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
The U.S. Senate designated the first week of April as Asbestos Awareness Week. The resolution passed unanimously last week. It’s the eighth Asbestos Awareness Week resolution since 2005 to pass. Attorneys at Shrader & Associates provide legal support to mesothelioma patients who were exposed to asbestos. For more information regarding asbestos and mesothelioma, please contact Shrader & Associates at 888-637-6236 or visit http://www.shraderlaw.com.
The first week of April this year will be Asbestos Awareness Week, thanks to a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate last week, said Shrader & Associates attorney Justin Shrader. The resolution is the eighth of its kind passed since 2005. Asbestos fibers were a common industrial material for many decades, but have been found to cause mesothelioma, asbestosis and other diseases. The awareness week is a great way to improve the public’s understanding of the threat asbestos poses to health, Shrader said.
“Many people don’t realize how much of a problem asbestos continues to be in the United States,” Shrader said. “Some uses of asbestos are still legal in manufacturing and many products and buildings created before the 80s are likely to contain the fiber.”
Exposure to asbestos is dangerous because its long, thin fibers embed themselves in the lining of the lung when they are inhaled. The fibers irritate the tissue, eventually causing the development of a tumor. Symptoms of mesothelioma may not show for decades after exposure, when the cancer is fairly advanced and the prognosis is often poor.
“Because asbestos exposure can have such serious health effects, those responsible for the exposure often face legal consequences for their negligence,” Shrader said. “We believe in fighting for the compensation that our clients need to begin covering their medical expenses and other damages.”
The attorneys at Shrader & Associates are dedicated to helping those exposed to asbestos. Anyone who feels his or her safety may have been risked or who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma should accept a free complimentary legal consultation to learn more about his or her options. Shrader & Associates can be reached by phone at (888) 637-6236 or online at http://www.shraderlaw.com.
Shrader & Associates is a leading national law firm that specializes in representing individuals harmed by dangerous products and toxic chemicals. These dedicated professionals have extensive experience handling personal injury and product liability lawsuits.