Were you exposed to asbestos during World War II? Automotive, Construction and Maritime Industries Relied on Asbestos
Asbestos continued to be used during and after World War II, which saw the heavy use of asbestos in many different industries, including automotive.
During WWII, asbestos was incorporated in ships to insulate many components that were subjected to high tempertures.
Asbestos was also being used in the automotive industries. Many automobiles still contain asbestos in clutch and brake linings.
In the construction industries, materials containing asbestos included insulation products, floor and ceiling tiles, siding, and cement pipes. Most homes and buildings constructed during this time contain asbestos.
It is estimated that more than 30 million tons of asbestos have been used over the last century in the United States alone. Approximately 3,000 products have been produced that use asbestos in them.
In addition to industrial, maritime, construction, and automotive products, asbestos has been utilized in items such as household appliances and handheld hair dryers, ironing boards, and textiles.
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
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