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What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers found in certain types of rocks. These silicate minerals are fibrous and were found to have heat-resistant properties and tensile strength. As a result, they were widely used throughout a number of industrial and commercial sectors and were once widely found in residential homes, commercial buildings, and consumer products. During the 20th century, asbestos was heavily used as a strengthener, insulator, and binding agent in products such as thermal insulation, cements, textiles, floor tiles, joint compound, gaskets, ropes, fire retardant, fire proofing spray, brakes and many others.

Many of the health consequences associated with asbestos exposure are slow and progressive. For conditions such as mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases, latency – or the period between initial exposure and manifestation of the disease– can range from 20 to 50 years, or even longer. Great strides have been made in our understanding of these diseases through new research and treatments.

Contact a Lawyer from Our Firm

The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C. is fortunate to field a team of top notch, passionate and highly experienced attorneys who have spent years focusing on asbestos litigation. This means that we are uniquely qualified and prepared to assist victims and families who have been affected by asbestos or asbestos-related diseases.

With substantial compensation recovered for our clients and a commitment and passion unrivaled in the industry, our firm can help you take the steps needed to protect your legal rights. Contact The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, P.C. to discuss your case.