Those who tested engines were at risk for asbestos cancer. We can help with a mesothelioma lawsuit.
In recent news about the dangers of exposure to asbestos, a former employee of a major luxury car manufacturer who tested engines, died from mesothelioma cancer just a week after being diagnosed with the disease.
His widow is now trying to locate other former employees of the company to learn more about how he may have contracted mesothelioma.
She recalled that her husband became short of breath last summer and was diagnosed with mesothelioma – a cancer of lung lining – a year later.
The man, who was just 60 when he died, worked for the car manufacturer for seven years, between 1975 and 1982, performing tests on engines and other equipment.
Mesothelioma is caused by contact with asbestos. It can develop between 20 and 50 years after a person has been exposed to the carcinogen.
Diesel engines have historically used asbestos-containing gaskets, leading to concerns of fiber release and mechanic exposure.
Additionally, research indicates that many mechanics who fix engines and other parts of cars, and employees in the automotive repair shops as well as do-it-yourselfers that work on engines are unaware that asbestos may be present in both old and replacement brakes and clutches.
Although the use of asbestos in friction products is declining annually, it remains a substantial source of potential exposure.
In addition, there is still potential exposure to asbestos contained in automotive brakes and clutches on older vehicles in need of service.
Sadly, our mesothelioma lawyers are all too familiar with the health risks associated with asbestos. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. represents tens of thousands of individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases.
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