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Maryland borders the ocean, where shipbuilding and other water-related industries are common. This is not the only way, however, that workers in the state were exposed to asbestos.
Instead, a large number of industries were heavily reliant on asbestos for many years. If you or a loved one who lives in Maryland was diagnosed with asbestos, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney.The Rate at Which Asbestos Exposure Occurs in Maryland
Even though Maryland is a small state, approximately 779 people in the state died from mesothelioma between 1999 to 2015. Maryland has a relatively high number of asbestos deposits when compared to other states in the country. Cases of mesothelioma are highest in the area surrounding Baltimore.
It is also important to understand that following a mesothelioma diagnosis, a victim has a very narrow window of time in which to initiate a lawsuit. For people who pass away from mesothelioma, their surviving loved ones also have a small window of time in which to pursue litigation. In most cases, these limitations are three years following a mesothelioma diagnosis or three years after death from mesothelioma.Maryland Industries Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
Some of the industries in Maryland where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred include the following:
Asbestos regulations in Maryland are overseen by the state’s Department of the Environment, which is tasked with overseeing the licensing and certification of workers who handle asbestos.
Any company in Maryland who moves asbestos must have adequate licensure before commencing work. To obtain licensure, contractors must complete asbestos training. Workers also submit notification to the Maryland Department of Environment a minimum of 10 days before working with asbestos.Speak with an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer
If you or a loved one is a worker in Maryland who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after frequent or prolonged asbestos exposure, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact the Throneberry Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.To schedule your free consultation, please fill out the form below.