The Gori Law Firm
Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day
To protect your safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we offer telephone and video conferences, in addition to face-to-face meetings. Please contact our office today to set up a remote consultation.
More than $3 Billion Recovered For Our Clients

Are there health dangers present in your children's schools?

As a parent, you do everything possible to provide your children with a safe environment in which they will learn, develop and thrive. And when you send them to school, you trust all will be well. However, if your children attend classes in an older building, they could be around materials which contain asbestos.

Over time, exposure to asbestos could cause your children to develop mesothelioma. Though, it is often difficult to determine precisely how much asbestos may be lurking in the construction materials used to build your children’s schools.

Five things school districts should do to manage asbestos

Materials containing asbestos can deteriorate over time and can release asbestos fibers into the air. So, to protect students from the dangers of asbestos exposure, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) was passed by Congress in 1986.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believes most American schools contain asbestos. Though, there are specific steps your children’s school district can take to help prevent exposure. These include:

  • Inspect the school grounds for asbestos
  • Develop a plan for each school in the district to minimize children’s exposure to asbestos
  • Cooperate with accredited professionals to improve airborne safety in schools
  • Make the community aware of the inspection and management plan
  • Provide public records regarding the district’s asbestos-related activities

Federal regulations do not prohibit the presence of asbestos-containing materials in schools. And in some cases, removing contaminated materials may increase health and safety risks.

However, if one of your children receives a mesothelioma diagnosis, you might wonder whether your district adhered to government restrictions. And depending on your circumstances, you and your children might be able to help make lasting changes to protect other children from airborne concerns at school.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why Choose The Gori Law Firm?

  1. Experience

    With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way. Read More

  2. Results

    The team at The Gori Law Firm fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Read More

  3. Team Approach

    We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases. Read More

  4. Faster Trial Dates

    We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. The Gori Law Firm works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf. Read More


Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum American Association for Justice
ABA - Defending Liberty - Pursuing Justice Illinois State Bar Association

Fill Out Our Form Today To Get A Free Case Review.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Get a Free Case Review Today

The Gori Law Firm News

The Gori Law Firm Donates to Several Area Food Pantries During the COVID-19 Crisis

Read More >

In The Community

The Gori Law Firm and Global Brew Raise More Than $20,000 at Recent Oktoberfest Event

More Community & Events >

Read Our White Paper

A Continuing Threat: How Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today >

Edwardsville Office
The Gori Law Firm
156 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Edwardsville Law Office Map

Washington, DC Office
The Gori Law Firm
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW
10th Floor

Washington, DC 20009
Washington Law Office Map

New Orleans Office
The Gori Law Firm
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans Law Office Map

Los Angeles Office
The Gori Law Firm
3878 Carson Street, Suite 210
Torrance, CA 90503
Torrance Law Office Map

New York Office
The Gori Law Firm
360 Lexington Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York Law Office Map

Orlando Office
The Gori Law Firm
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 1100F
Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando Law Office Map

Granite City Office
The Gori Law Firm
2862 Madison Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040
Granite City Law Office Map

Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day 888-362-6890
Close X

Contact Us For A Free Case Assessment

Back To Top