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.
have come forward to say their work environment during World War II 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
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
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.