A notable product that has been used in the past which is seen as a mistake today because of its link to cancer is asbestos. Asbestos fibers are used in the insulation of homes, and exposure can lead to lung cancer and other lung-related personal injuries, which have the possibility to become wrongful deaths.
Another product that has been linked to cancer is formaldehyde. The use of formaldehyde can be found in manufacturing and as a preservative and disinfectant. The chemical has been suspected of causing a high number of leukemia (cancer of the blood) wrongful deaths.
Our firm’s personal injury attorneys in San Diego believe the use of harmful products despite the potential for wrongful death by cancer should not be allowed. Companies that use products like asbestos and formaldehyde can be held liable for their irresponsibility and have been found guilty of products liability in the past.
New research looked at about 14,000 wrongful deaths among over 25,000 workers. Most of them were white men who worked before 1996 at ten manufacturing plants that produced formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. The study found that with high peak exposures, workers had a 37 percent greater risk of wrongful death from all blood and lymphatic (related to the system to circulate and produce white blood cells) cancer.
The Formaldehyde Council, a trade group, did not establish a direct cause-and-effect relationship between formaldehyde and cancer. The council’s website has detailed information on what formaldehyde is, how it is used and what personal injuries are possible from exposure to formaldehyde.
If you are or were an employee for a company that knowingly used harmful chemicals, we believe that hiring an experienced personal injury attorney in San Diego will make sure you receive a settlement that will pay for present and future medical bills, emotional trauma, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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