Steel erectors: Is your asbestos diagnosis due to unsafe working conditions?
A steel erector is at the center of a battle to protect the legal rights of thousands of asbestos victims, said the Echo on June 3, 2008.
The suit involves a man who died in October 2003 at the age of 81, two months after he was diagnosed with the cancer mesothelioma.
His daughter is pursuing the claim on behalf of the family, according to the Echo.
Reportedly, the man was exposed to asbestos while working as a steel erector in the 1960s.
Before his death, he said in court documents that he was not told asbestos was dangerous.
The insurance company refuses to pay up before the courts have ruled on the legal issues.
Many workers were exposed to asbestos for decades on a daily basis and were unaware of the lethal dangers.
The daily toll from asbestos dust exposure is 30 deaths in the U.S., and that rate is expected to increase, according to the Environmental Working Group.
People who are very ill with asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis are hardworking people just like you. People who worked in industries such as motor vehicle production and repair, construction and the textiles industry.
If your health and financial well-being have been threatened by asbestos, lawyers at Weitz & Luxenberg can help you. Get a free legal review when you complete the form on this page.