Asbestos exposure can result in asbestosis, mesothelioma and a host of other illnesses, but until relatively recently the dangers of asbestos were unknown. Exposure was all too common in America for many years, and asbestos injuries have led to many lawsuits, including class actions and individual suits against the manufacturers of asbestos-based products. Workers compensation claims have also been made based on exposure to asbestos at work, and other claims and lawsuits have been made against parties responsible for causing asbestos exposure. Cases related to asbestos may be handled under a variety of personal injury laws, from negligence to product liability to workers compensation, depending on the situation. This section contains information about asbestos claims and how to obtain compensation for exposure.