Mechanics at risk for exposure to asbestos in brake linings. Our lawyers can help if you were harmed by asbestos.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, the family of a mechanic who died of the cancer mesothelioma, has won a lawsuit settlement from the garage they say was responsible for his exposure to asbestos in brake linings.
The man, who was just 64 when he died, reportedly worked in the garage for eight months. During this time, they said he had been exposed to asbestos brake linings, which he had used to replace old worn brake linings in the company’s commercial vehicles.
His family claimed that neither he nor his colleagues were provided with protective overalls or breathing masks.
Reports have indicated that many mechanics and employees in the automotive repair shops as well as do-it-yourselfers are unaware that asbestos may be present in both old and replacement brakes and clutches.
Although the use of asbestos in friction products is declining annually, it remains a substantial source of potential exposure.
Sadly, our mesothelioma lawyers are all too familiar with the health risks associated with asbestos. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. represents tens of thousands of individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases.
Our firm continues to set an unmatched standard of excellence for mass tort litigation, achieving more verdicts than most firms in America. We hope to have an opportunity to assist you with your legal matter.
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