Tradesmen still dying of asbestos-related lung diseases such as mesothelioma
and other cancers.
Our attorneys can help you seek lawsuit compensation for your health
All across the country and around the world, asbestos has caused illnesses such as mesothelioma in an untold number of
In England, health officials are actively warning tradesmen to be aware of asbestos and
the risk of contracting mesothelioma, often associated with asbestos exposure, after figures
showed that between 1981 and 2005, 167 people from one small corner of the
country died of the disease.
Between 1981-2005, the health statistics also showed that more than 2,300
people died of mesothelioma in the North East of England, many of them
Officials have set about educating tradesmen about how asbestos and its
dangers are relevant to them.
The goal is to change the way they work so that they don't put their lives at
Exposure to asbestos is the biggest single cause of work-related deaths in
tradesmen, with thousands of people a year dying from asbestos-related disease.
The overall number of deaths is rising because a large number of tradesmen
who have already been exposed to asbestos
dust around 40 years ago will go on to develop mesothelioma, a terminal cancer or other asbestos related
Even today, asbestos presents a real and relevant risk to plumbers, joiners, electricians and many other
Asbestos may still be present in many older buildings. These buildings all need
repair and maintenance work from time to time and when the asbestos fibers are disturbed through
drilling, cutting, or other reconstruction and renovation, they are likely to be
inhaled as a deadly dust.
Annually, 1,000 of the 4,000 now dying each year are tradesmen and while the
number of deaths in traditional industries has plateaued, deaths in trades
continue to rise.
Many tradesmen 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
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
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