WebMD Live Chat Transcript: Asbestos Disease with Jonathan David, P.C.*
Transcribed by WebMD Staff
Jonathan David, P.C.*, is an attorney who has represented thousands of people with asbestos- related diseases. The Law Office of Jonathan David, P.C., is headquartered in Texas and has a network of local counsel around the country. They sponsor educational and medical screening programs for those exposed to asbestos and have helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation.
In his course of representing victims of asbestos disease and their families, Mr. David has become outraged with the asbestos industry. For several decades these manufacturers exposed workers to asbestos, one of the most poisonous substances known to man. Although the asbestos insulation manufacturers knew asbestos was poisonous, they never warned the workers about the dangers of the dust they were breathing.
Asbestos diseases appears 20 to 40 years after exposure. Sadly, in the 1990s we see members of the generations who worked in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s coming down with a variety of diseases including fatal cancers such as mesothelioma, a rare disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the sac lining of the chest or abdomen.