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 mesothelioma.
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 dust.
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 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 asbestos.
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.
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