Did work as an architect or in construction cause mesothelioma from asbestos
in building materials?
In recent news about the harmful nature of asbestos exposure, an architect with
mesothelioma was victorious in his asbestos legal
battle with his former employers, reported the Leicester Mercury on
September 8, 2008.
The architect claimed he was exposed to deadly asbestos dust and fibers during the 1970s. Asbestos was
widely used in building construction in the 1950s,
1960s and 1970s.
According to the newspaper report, he was given two years to live in autumn
2006 after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma - cancer of
the chest lining.
Reportedly, he has had to have four operations, chemotherapy and regular
According to court papers, the architect alleged he was exposed to asbestos
fibers while cutting asbestos
sheets on a circular saw in the '70s when he worked as a designer and
Many architects, construction workers and builders have come forward to say
their work environment 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.