Car Plant Workers Risked Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure in Insulation.
Our lawyers recently learned about a man who contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos decades earlier while working on train cars and in manufacturing at a car plant.
Reportedly, despite a courageous battle, including two sessions of chemotherapy, he died last month at the age of 63, 18 months after the mesothelioma cancer was diagnosed.
He began his career working on train cars, as an apprentice welder.
At the time, asbestos was widely used to insulate pipes in locomotives and for other insulation purposes.
He reportedly told his wife that some of his coworkers there even had asbestos snowball fights, hurling clumps of the dust at each other.
And some of the older workers used asbestos to make pillows to take a nap on the job.
He then was hired at a huge factory, the Rover car panel plan. Rover too used asbestos for insulation at the time.
Sadly, none of these employers warned him of the risks to asbestos exposure and that it could cause cancers such as mesothelioma.P>Many car plant employees in the automotive repair shops, as well as do-it-yourselfers, are unaware that asbestos may be present in both old and replacement brakes and clutches.
Thousands of car plant workers 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 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 their disease.
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