HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) - Shrader & Associates, LLP, a leading national, family-centered law firm specializing in representing individuals who have been seriously harmed by toxic chemicals and dangerous products, today announced its observance of National Asbestos Awareness Week, April 1-7, by honoring caregivers.
"The tragedy of victims exposed to asbestos impacts entire families, and, so often, the work of those who tend to the ill is not fully valued or understood," noted Atty. Robert Shuttlesworth, a senior attorney at Shrader & Associates. "Caregivers are often the backbone that extends far beyond medical care and support."
Shuttlesworth has personally worked with more than 150 families with a loved one who was diagnosed with mesothelioma due to their exposure to asbestos. To shed light on his observations, Shuttlesworth shares a poignant look at caregiving in a Podcast available on their website:
Many people risk having their lives altered by asbestos exposure. According to U.S. Attorney General Dr. Regina Benjamin in her statement about National Asbestos Awareness Week 2013 released on Monday, "Anyone who disturbs asbestos is at risk. However, it is of special concern for construction, insulation, and demolition workers, pipefitters, boilermakers and others who might disturb asbestos found in old buildings or equipment as part of their work. The hazard is also very real to home handymen, first-responders, and community volunteers."
Caregivers of victims may feel alone, although statistically they are not. Sadly, the number of caregivers in total is exploding. As cited by the Family Caregivers Alliance in a report from the National Alliance for Caregiving, 65.7 million caregivers make up 29 percent of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/content_node.jsp?nodeid=439
Shrader & Associates' team of dedicated legal professionals has extensive experience handling asbestos, benzene and product liability litigation throughout the United States.
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Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Shrader & Associates also has an office in Madison County, Illionis and a network of national trial attorneys focused on receiving compensation for families of asbestos and toxic exposure cases across the United States.
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