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Montana workers awarded $24 million in asbestos suit

Many Americans are aware of the dangers of asbestos in the workplace. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral that is often used in both industrial construction materials as well as consumer products. If its fibers are inhaled however, the exposure could result in many serious health problems, including cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

Asbestos exposure is often very difficult to diagnose. In fact, it is often not even apparent until many years after the initial exposure. It is most commonly related to industrial related work affecting workers such as miners, construction workers and automotive workers. Families of workers may also be susceptible to asbestos as well, as the dust may rest on a worker's clothing and be inhaled by family members at home. It was not until just a few decades ago that the harm of working with asbestos laced products became apparent.

By law, employers are required to inform their workers of potential risks and to make every effort to assure a safe and hazard-free working environment. A recent lawsuit in Montana resulted in over $24 million dollars being awarded to over 1,000 employees who suffered asbestos related injuries.

If you or someone you know is suffering from health issues possibly related to asbestos exposure, the victim may be entitled to compensation related to the injuries in a products liability suit. This may include not only medical expenses, but pain and suffering and a recuperation of lost wages as well. You may want to speak with a law professional familiar with product liability law to see whether you have a case.

Source: FindLaw, "Montana Pays $24M for Asbestos Mass Toxic Injury Settlements," By George Khoury, Jan. 23, 2017

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