Asbestos insulation in commercial building heating ducts linked to mesothelioma cancer
Weitz & Luxenberg has secured financial compensation for asbestos-injured people for 25 years – longer than most law firms in the nation. And in that time the firm's mesothelioma lawyers have won several billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients, including those exposed to asbestos-based heating insulation.
Asbestos heating ducts
June 18, 2010 – Most large public buildings use heating units with “heating ducts,” pipeline which helps regulate interior building temperatures. Heating ducts are narrow corridors that provide hot, cool or filtered air to and from rooms. For many years they were insulated with asbestos, a carcinogenic material.
In the decades leading up to the 1970s, asbestos was the primary material used for heat insulation by heating duct manufacturers because it is fire resistant and a poor conductor of heat and electricity, making it a practical choice for an insulation material.
Asbestos exposure via heating conduits
Despite these attractive properties, however, asbestos causes cancer.
Errant asbestos fibers can be inhaled by unsuspecting workers and building visitors through these air channels and contribute to full-blown asbestos exposure.
Medical officials estimate that more than 10,000 Americans die every year as a result of asbestos exposure.
Asbestos heating ducts lead to claims
By the 1970s, the public was becoming aware of the health dangers of asbestos, and its direct connection to fatal illnesses, including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma, the deadliest of asbestos-related cancers.
If you spent time working or living near heating ducts that contained asbestos, and you are exhibiting symptoms of mesothelioma, you are urged to see a doctor immediately.
Angry consumer groups, workers unions, and individuals have already filed countless asbestos claims against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing heating ducts and other insulation products.
Courts recognize the liability of these manufacturers and have awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements to injured plaintiffs and their surviving families with help from our law firm.
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