In the news: Ex-steel worker launches asbestosis lawsuit. If you were exposed in NY complete the form below.
A former NY steelworker has filed a lawsuit against a steel giant after contracting asbestosis through repeated exposure to asbestos.The man, aged 78, worked for the company for 33 years from 1953 until his retirement in 1989.
The disease leaves him breathless after walking just a few yards, and he suffers from a constant cough that wakes him up throughout the night.
He points out that a lot has been written about exposure to asbestos in shipyards, mines and power stations but very little about the risk to those who worked in the steel industry.
In truth, asbestos exposure in metal refining operations and steel mills is very common.
When working with molten liquids, the insulating and fire-retardant properties of asbestos were ideal.
Ovens, ladles, steam pipes, boilers, blankets and cloths used to control the cooling of the metal contained asbestos.
Even protective clothing like gloves, masks, leggings and aprons were all made with asbestos.
Sadly, this situation is all too familiar to the attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit.
We are a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with asbestosis, mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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