Exposure To Asbestos Material Can Lead To Severe Further Health Complications Down The Road.
Asbestos exposure refers to being placed in a hazardous situation whereby you are placed in the harmful way of the material Asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral that’s made up of soft and very flexible fibers. The fibers are resistant to heat and electricity and do well against any form of corrosion. These are qualities that made Asbestos a highly regarded and lauded material.
The material was widely used in the construction and building industries. For example, it was frequently utilized across the building industry in the UK during the 20th century. It was finally banned in the year 1999. Before then, as many as a six-figure total number of skilled workers in the UK were exposed to the mineral hazard for a large portion of their working lives. This group of workers who built ships, workers at construction sites, and engineers. Trails of the mineral have also been found in hospitals and schools where it was traced in nurses and school-going children. Its use is still allowed in the US, provided it makes up a minutiae portion of less than 1% of the product.
Asbestos makes its way into the body when the dust particles are unintentionally inhaled. The ultimate danger comes when an individual is constantly exposed to Asbestos over a long time, or gets into contact with a great degree of the dangerous mineral at any point. What happens with very exposure is that the substance accrues in proportion. It is traced in older people more due to the crucial latency period it takes to develop. There is no guarantee that it will develop, and the manifestation can take around 10-50 years to develop.
The mineral itself can be located in many parts of the world; however, the mineral’s main extractors and exporters include Russia, Kazakhstan, and China. There are also some deposits located in the US state of California in the Coalinga deposit.
Severe issues can arise out of all this
Asbestos can cause severe health complications and diseases. One such disease is cancer known as mesothelioma, cancer that affects the thin lining of tissue that covers most internal organs. The thin lining covering is known as mesothelium. With asbestos complications, the linings most affected include lining of the lungs and chest wall. Other linings that rarely suffer but can be affected include the sac surrounding the heart, the testis, and the lining abdomen. Shortness of breath, swollen abdomen, chest wall pains, tiredness, and weight loss are symptoms. Asbestosis, which is inflammation of the lungs, is another complication that can arise, and its symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and tightness of the chest. Other forms include pleuritis, pleural effusions, etc.
Those who can claim compensation due to exposure have proceeded to develop and have been diagnosed with a disease related to asbestos exposure. One needs to state how one was exposed to Asbestos. One can also claim on behalf of a family member if they have passed on or if they can’t personally come to claim.
It is vital to note that there is a minimum time slot of three years upon learning of diagnosis to make a claim, after which the claim becomes invalid. The claim also needs to be solidified by proper diagnosis of an Asbestos-related disease.
One can also make another claim known as the Full and Final claim, which begets a bigger payment. The initial claim is known as a provisional basis claim and has a lesser pay. One can make a further claim after getting further complications in their health than diagnosed at first.