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California Top State for Asbestos Deaths

A new report published by the Environmental Working Group Action Fund has identified that there were between 128,000 and 160,000 asbestos deaths in the 14 years from 1999 to 2013.

The report went on to say that 12,000 to 15,000 people in the United States die every year from lung disease, asbestosis and mesothelioma, the cancer caused mainly by asbestos.

The state with the highest number of asbestos related deaths was California, followed by Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, and New Jersey.

Before 1980, asbestos was widely used in the construction and manufacturing industry and although many people believe it has now been banned, it is still legal and is being used throughout the country for various purposes.

Those who work in the construction, plumbing and manufacturing industries along with their families are most likely to breath in the deadly fibers and as the diseases related to asbestos do not usually manifest themselves for decades, thousands more Americans will continue to die as a result of asbestos exposure.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact the Law Office of Brayton Purcell, LLP  at  (800) 598-0314 immediately, or contact us online for a free consultation.