Did work in a Goodyear tire plant cause mesothelioma cancer? Consider
lawsuit options with our firm.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, an ex-Goodyear tire
worker died from the lung disease
The tire plant employee worked in
in the 1960s and 70s in a variety of different jobs at a Goodyear factory.He
died last year, but told his mesothelioma lawyer in the final
weeks of his life to claim that his disease was directly related to conditions
he worked under at the Goodyear tire plant.
Goodyear is being sued for damages by his family over claims he contracted
mesothelioma linked to asbestos.
The 59-year-old father-of-eight said in court documents that he was never
warned about the danger of asbestos
He reportedly said: “I believe that I was exposed on a daily basis in my
employment at Goodyear to asbestos dust and fibers that were used throughout the
factory at different levels of the production process."
He recalled that the pipes were
wrapped with asbestos insulation
and asbestos was also in a powder that was used to stop the rubber sticking.
He felt that it was impossible to avoid the dust that this created. "It was
always in the air," he said adding, “I have no doubt that I inhaled the asbestos
on a daily basis."
The former Goodyear worker also stated that he and his coworkers were never
told that asbestos was dangerous. There were no warnings and they were not given
any protective equipment such as masks to wear, he reportedly said.
He also said said that his face, hair and work clothes had regularly been
covered in dust.
This was particular true during during one of the jobs that involved brushing
asbestos-covered water, steam and conduit pipes.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous
exposure to asbestos. Malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective
lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs.
Most people who develop the disease have worked in jobs where they inhaled
asbestos dust or particles.
Symptoms may not appear until between 20 and 50 years after exposure to
Many tools used in factories contained asbestos. Even protective gear was a
source of asbestos exposure: Fireproof aprons and gloves were lined with asbestos material
which could release fibers if the
outer layer were torn or worn through.
Many Goodyear tire factory 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, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country.
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
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