July 21, 2019

Asbestos

Idaho Lawyers Handling Mesothelioma Cases

Asbestos is a cancer-causing group of minerals that has been used in building and manufacture since the 19th century. Historically, it was used for at least 2,500 years before that for a variety of applications. Many Idaho citizens have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos related conditions since the advent of commercialized asbestos use.

Asbestos FibersAsbestos is categorized into two broad groups, serpentine and amphibole. In the serpentine group, there is only one mineral, chrysotile, whereas in the amphibole group, there are five minerals, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Chrysotile is the most commonly used form of asbestos, found in approximately 95% of U.S. buildings containing asbestos.

Asbestos can be found in these and other materials:

  • Drywall
  • Fireproofing
  • Caulk
  • Brake pads and shoes
  • Clutch plates
  • Thermal pipe insulation
  • Plaster
  • Vinyl tiles
  • Roofing shingles

Those who work in industries where these products are frequently used are particularly at risk of developing mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related diseases. Idaho contains two major deposits of asbestos where a significant amount of mining took place. In the twenty years between 1980 and 2000, almost 200 Idaho citizens died from asbestos-related illnesses.

Our Idaho mesothelioma attorneys are experienced at helping Idaho citizens recover compensation for their mesothelioma claims. Contact us today for your free case evaluation by calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) or emailing.