Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin – A company responsible for the renovation of a Fond Du Lac building that was previously a nursing home has been cited for a number of asbestos violations.

The building, which is in the process of becoming a hotel and conference center, had a large amount of asbestos on the floor tiles and other building materials.

A Department of Natural Resources investigation revealed that over a period of about 6 months, Vanguard Contracting disturbed asbestos-containing materials without wetting them first, which helps lower the risk of releasing asbestos fibers into the air.

When asbestos materials are not properly removed according to state and federal regulations, the company responsible must pay a fine. In Vanguard’s case, the company must pay $50,000.

In addition, Vanguard is being fined for having unlicensed workers remove the asbestos materials. In the United States, anyone handling asbestos must have the proper training to do so.

The danger with releasing asbestos fibers into the air is that once they are breathed in, they can cause severe illnesses in victims, including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is both difficult to diagnose and treat.

It can take up to 50 years for mesothelioma to manifest, making it very hard to detect where and when the asbestos exposure took place. Furthermore, symptoms can be mild, or even non-existent, so many patients never get the medical care they deserve. Even with leading treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, there is currently no cure for mesothelioma.

Luckily, there is help available to all mesothelioma victims to seek compensation for what has been done to them. If you or a loved one are suffering with this terrible illness, turn to a leading mesothelioma lawyer right away to fight for your rights. Mesothelioma attorneys ensure that you and your loved ones obtain justice for your pain and suffering and that the person(s) responsible for exposing you to asbestos are held liable for their negligence.

With the help of mesothelioma lawyers, you may receive up to millions of dollars in money damages and medical care. Your paralegal will not rest until your case is resolved in your favor and with the best possible outcome.

Contact a skilled mesothelioma attorney today to discuss your options and file a claim.