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Mesothelioma | Homeowners and Asbestos Exposure

s320-med_asbestos_shinglesHomeowners especially those who complete do-it-yourself projects may be at an increased risk of asbestos exposure in tackling their own remodeling jobs in older homes. In doing so, homeowners may encounter old or “friable” asbestos in their homes.  Examples of asbestos products in older homes may include:

  • Insulation in attics
  • Insulation wrapped around wires or pipes
  • Insulation around older boilers
  • Asbestos Shingles and siding
  • Roofing felt
  • Taping compounds & asbestos plaster
  • Acoustic ceiling material
  • Asbestos wallboard
  • Linoleum backing
  • Vinyl asbestos floor tiles

We strongly recommend that you hire a trained and certified asbestos contractor to remove the insulation and other “friable” asbestos containing products in the home.

Asbestos fibers in vermiculite are too small to be seen by the naked eye so only a trained technician with a microscope can see asbestos fibers. Therefore, to be safe, you should assume that vermiculite insulation may be contaminated with asbestos. Make every effort not to disturb the insulation.

Attorney Michael Throneberry has personal experience with mesothelioma.  In fact, that’s what led him to devote his law practice to asbestos litigation. We understand the physical, financial and emotional impact of asbestos disease on the victim and the family. We are with you every step of the way through your medical treatment and pursuit of justice for mesothelioma or lung cancer.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, call the Throneberry Law Group at 888-506-1131 for a no-obligation consultation and compassionate, proven representation.

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