Furnace workers have a right to seek legal options if asbestos exposure caused disease
In recent news about the dangers of exposure to asbestos, a furnace worker's legal fight to
secure compensation after being diagnosed with the terminal cancer mesothelioma
is being continued after his death by his family.
The furnace worker, who died as a result of the asbestos cancer at 83, said his life
had been ruined by the illness.
Mesothelioma cancer is caused by exposure
to asbestos, and his relatives say he was in contact with asbestos while
operating as a boiler and furnace worker during the 1950s.
Asbestos was frequently used in the manufacture of many products,
including furnace cement.
Furnace cement is used in furnaces and boilers to fix firebrick in place.
Asbestos is known for its fire retardant and resiliency properties and its
hazards were not fully known in decades past.
Thus, it was commonly used to produce furnace cement and fire bricks. So
furnace workers are at asbestos risk.
Many furnace workers 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
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
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.