Asbestos & Plumbing: Our mesothelioma lawyers can help you seek compensation.
If plumbing led to an asbestos cancer, get a free lawsuit review via the form on this page.
Many professions are considered a high risk for asbestos exposure. Plumbers, in particular, find themselves in a greater risk pool than many other trades as far as asbestos exposure is concerned.
Many homes and other structures built in decades past contain at least some asbestos-containing materials.
Many of these products are found within a given building's plumbing fixtures.
Plumbing and asbestos exposure
Asbestos was very adept at preventing heat transfer and insulation, two qualities which nearly all plumbing fixtures require.
Asbestos was often included in the pipe sleeves and spray coverings that many used in insulate their piping.
When these materials are disturbed or damaged, as they may be by plumbers or other contractors, these fibers are easily released into the air and available for inhalation.
When inhaled, asbestos is extremely hazardous. The microscopic fibers will often become lodged in the lining of the body’s internal organs, causing a sustained inflammation over time and leading to the growth of harmful scar tissue.
These conditions lay the groundwork for lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer attributed to asbestos exposure.
Plumbing and Asbestos Lawsuits
Many people in plumbing 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.