Recently, a teacher who spent nearly 30 years in Philadelphia classrooms disclosed that she has been diagnosed with mesothelioma—an aggressive and deadly form of cancer primarily caused from exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is a mineral that was frequently used in construction materials before it was discovered to be highly carcinogenic and cause lung cancer, including mesothelioma.
Unfortunately, asbestos is still prevalent in Philadelphia’s schools, the vast majority of which were built before 1980 when the substance was widely used. Lack of proper maintenance has allowed asbestos-containing materials to deteriorate and become a toxic threat. Students, teachers and other school employees are therefore at risk.
If you were exposed to asbestos while working in Philadelphia schools and have been and diagnosed with lung cancer or another related condition, you may be entitled to compensation. Chat with us now.