Is your asbestos cancer a result of work with flanges and gaskets? Our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim.
A man who previously worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard recently contacted us about his exposure to asbestos in flanges.
He said his duties included working directly on the ships and removing or installing ventilation, flanges and galleys--all of which would have placed him at risk for exposure to asbestos dust and fibers.
He now has asbestos-related lung cancer. That diagnosis, he said, is from exposure that took place over 20 years ago. His work likely involved the removal of asbestos-containing sheet gaskets from steam flanges.
We now know that employees who remove dry asbestos-containing gaskets with no localized ventilation should wear a full face supplied air respirator with an escape canister and the work area should be designated a regulated area.
Unfortunately, many employers have knowingly exposed their workers to asbestos and failed to provide such appropriate clothing and equipment.
Many people who worked on ships and worked with gaskets, insulation and flanges, have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.