October 18, 2021

Asbestos

Mesothelioma Lawyers in Maine

Asbestos has been used for at least 4,500 years for many different things including for clothing, fabric, pots and utensils. The first traceable use of the term asbestos was by Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder in his manuscript where he used the term asbestinon, meaning “unquenchable.” In modern times, asbestos has been linked to the death of Maine residents and many others.

Asbestos FibersAsbestos has been used in many different contexts, but recently, its most notable use has been in building and manufacture. Beginning around the turn of the 19th century, mining for asbestos became widespread. Countries that produced the highest amounts of asbestos include Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Canada. Because Maine, borders Quebec, it contains many natural deposits of asbestos.

Asbestos has been shown to cause mesothelioma, asbestosis and a host of other respiratory conditions. Although its use has been severely limited in the United States since the late 1980s, asbestos related conditions are on the rise, mainly because it can take 30 to 50 years before symptoms of mesothelioma to appear. The number of asbestos-related cases is expected to continue to rise until about 2015, when the number should peak and begin to fall.

Even with all of the risks associated with asbestos use, the United States still has failed to ban its use completely, which would be in line with many other developed countries, including the European Union and Australia.

If you or a loved one lived or worked in Maine and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our experienced Maine mesothelioma lawyers can help you to gain compensation for your mesothelioma claim. Please contact us today for your free case evaluation by calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) or emailing.