What if you have been exposed to Asbestos?
No one immediately presents with an asbestos related disease/cancer after exposure. There is a delay between exposure and the onset of the disease. This time delay varies and not everyone who is exposed will go onto getting a disease. The latency or lag time is usually in excess of ten years and could be as much as thirty or forty years after initial exposure. Therefore, there is no sense in having X-Rays immediately or shortly after exposure.
It is recommended that you register your exposure, if known, with the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency National Asbestos Exposure Register, which is found on their web site at: www.asbestossafety.gov.au and you can also register your exposure with an experienced asbestos litigation lawyer, you can call us on 03 5127 7744 and we will provide you with a choice of lawyers that you can contact.