ASBESTOS & MESOTHELIOMA
Engineer on crude-oil liner develops mesothelioma cancer
Recently, an engineer who worked on a crude oil liner for more than 25 years contacted us to say his work in the boiler room exposed him to asbestos and that he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Few people are aware that many operating oil refineries in the U.S. contain asbestos. This carcinogen is affecting the heath of refinery workers and nearby residents.
Refining crude oil into gasoline requires the use of heat and chemical means.
That is why asbestos, which is heat resistant, has been present in crude oil refineries for decades, not just in insulation and working surfaces, but also in protective clothing and gear.
Many engineers and other workers at crude oil refineries 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.
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.