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 problems.
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 tradesmen.
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 risk.
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 diseases.
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.
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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