Chemical plant workers: If asbestos dust caused your cancer, our lawyers can help.
After mesothelioma took the life of her husband, who worked at a chemical plant, a widow now plans to set up a support group to help others harmed by asbestos.
She is working toward starting an Asbestos Victims Support Group, to lend advice and information to others, after seeing the devastating effects of her husband's mesothelioma--cancer of the lining of the lung.
Her husband was just 61 when he died from the disease, which is caused by exposure to asbestos. According to the Crewe Guardian newspaper, he was exposed to the deadly dust while working for a major chemical and paint plant from 1970 to 1973.
Her group will put victims in touch with experts that can help them apply for benefits and compensation.
Chemical plant workers are among those who risk exposure to asbestos in their occupation.
This is because asbestos is highly resistant to thermal and chemical degradation, and for this reason, was highly useful in chemical laboratories.
It was used on bench and counter tops, certain types of lab equipment, including Bunsen burner pads, and even for protective heat and chemical-resistant clothing.
Much of the asbestos used in chemical plants was chrysotile asbestos. It was often used in construction products throughout chemical plants and laboratories.
Sadly, our lawyers are all too familiar with this type of tragedy from asbestos. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. represents tens of thousands of individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases.
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