Mesothelioma & Workers: Fight for your right to asbestos compensation.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos, mesothelioma caused the death of a former worker who was exposed to the carcinogen during his time at a plastics company.
The man started work cutting sections of plastic film for the firm over 40 years ago.
The 65-year-old spent a decade employed in a building where thermoplastic film known as clarifoil was manufactured and cut to size.
He also did sheeting work before he ultimately had to retire due to ill health.
He was diagnosed with asbestos-caused mesothelioma in 2007 and died last month.
In a written statement prepared by his lawyers before his death, he reportedly said: "There were asbestos removal contractors coming in to remove asbestos materials. I can recall them going up into the roof space and taking away bags of materials."
He added, "The insulation was used in many places. I could see fibrous insulation sticking out. I worked in close vicinity. I'm certain I would have inhaled and ingested asbestos dust."
He said removal workers clad in full protective suits – like "space suits" complete with masks and goggles – were working at the site.
He also said that some pipework had stickers on warning employees that the insulation, which he claimed he had to climb over to get to machinery, contained asbestos.
In decades past, many factory workers were exposed asbestos in their work environment, unaware of the danger they were in.
Many tools used in factory work 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 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 their disease.
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