Asbestos is one of the most sadly known materials in the construction sector for its high degree of toxicity for our body, having been used as insulation material in it until well into the 1990s. As a result of exposure to the same, tens of thousands of workers in the world are affected by diseases really devastating for their health, such as lung cancer or call asbestosis. Here we will focus on one of them: the Mesothelioma. What is this disease? Is a form of cancer that is caused when tiny particles or fibers of asbestos, which are suspended in the air in environments in which you work with this material; they are assimilated through respiratory activity, breaking through to the pleura, a tissue that surrounds the lungs. Go there, generating malignant cells that divide and multiply, damaging the surrounding tissues, and can even get to spread to other parts of the body. There is currently no cure for this disease, whose development takes place gradual but steady (for years) so when the person exposed continually, usually for employment reasons, the material, also known as asbestos. Thus, a precise exposure to material would not be dangerous.
What really carries the risk is continued with the same contact. What are your symptoms? If you’d worked for a good part of your life in the construction sector, employing this so harmful material, should assess if you show any of the signs denoting the development of mesothelioma, among which are: respiratory problems and hoarseness. Pains in the chest, abdomen or back. Blood in cough. Weight loss. Muscle weakness.
Who have a higher risk of developing the disease? As mentioned previously, are the workers who carry out their functions in the construction sector, broadly, those who present greater risk of development of the same. Thus, for example, this has been demonstrating on employees who develop demolition activities, systems of heating and ventilation, work carpenters or electricians engineers. Claim for mesothelioma is simple development determine that the origin of your disease is in the activity that you develop in the work. And having had some kind of protection, such as masks, in any case I have seen you affected in this way by the same. Thus, it may be deemed that evil which you suffer is the result of the passivity of your company when provide you media that enable you to perform your work without the risks that could arise from the same. In other words: your damage stemmed from poor risk prevention measures implemented by your superiors. This originates in your favor right to claim a compensation for irreparable and incurable damage that you have suffered.