Were you exposed to asbestos products that insulated pipes and boilers?
We now know that before the 1970s, workers were primarily exposed to asbestos through the mining and milling of raw asbestos. It was used to make all kinds of products that insulate or protect us from heat.
These products include:pipe and insulation,
boiler and industrial furnace insulation, and
Miners and people who worked with making asbestos-containing products were at the greatest risk of exposure during this time. They sometimes carried asbestos dust home on their skin and clothes, which also put their family members and others living in the household at risk.
Although asbestos use was largely phased out in United States in the 1970s, asbestos is still in some products today.
Asbestos is still used in cement products and other construction materials. Its use is now more strictly regulated for safety and health reasons.
Once you breathe in asbestos fibers, they can't be washed out or removed from the lungs.
When people do get sick, their symptoms usually begin about fifteen to forty years after their first exposure to asbestos-containing products.
Many workers have come forward to say their work environment and exposure to certain products led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country. 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.