The asbestos material inside gaskets has contributed to the deaths of hundreds of factory workers who develop mesothelioma
Workers risk mesothelioma when they work with gaskets and other asbestos-laden products. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma and seek free information on your eligibility to receive compensation for medical bills and lost wages, please fill out the questionnaire on this page and send it to Weitz & Luxenberg.
The law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg has protected the legal rights of asbestos-injured workers since 1986. Since then, the firm's mesothelioma lawyers have won several billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients injured by occupational asbestos exposure.
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January 8, 2010 - Throughout the 20th century and especially during World War II, asbestos was used extensively as a durable heat insulation material in a variety of automotive and construction products, including gaskets.
Gasket material can be found in automobiles, ships, homes and buildings. Asbestos was commonly included in gasket material until it became known that asbestos exposure causes serious illnesses, such as lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma cancer is the deadliest of asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos kills 3,000 Americans and 90,000 people worldwide every year, according to the World Health Organization.
Asbestos exposure is primarily a work-related threat. Workers usually contract asbestos disease through the inhalation of microscopic airborne fibers that dislodge during routine work procedures, like cleaning automobile brake drums or engine gaskets. Both products are known to contain asbestos.
Besides gaskets, asbestos was used in other products where heat or friction are big concerns, including clutches, heat seals, valve rings and automobile hoodliners.
Asbestos is no longer mined in the United States, but it is still imported and used in construction and automobile products. The United States imported and used an estimated 1,820 tons of asbestos in 2007, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and seek a free case review, please notify us through the communication form on this page. We will pursue your claim with vigilance to help you pay for medical bills, lost wages and suffering.
Please know, the firm works on a contingency basis so there is no cost to you until we obtain a verdict or reach a settlement in your favor.