New Yorker with Pleural Thickening from Asbestos Obtains Compensation
Seek compensation here after being diagnosed with "pleural thickening" from a New York asbestos exposure.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure in New York, a man
with the severe lung disease "pleural thickening" blamed on asbestos contact decades ago just received lawsuit compensation.
The man was diagnosed four years ago, more than 20 years after he retired
from a bus company, where he was likely exposed to the carcinogen.
In that job, he was required to sweep and clean out the garages where buses
were being serviced.
He was also tasked with replacing asbestos brake pads and linings, thereby exposing him to
the deadly asbestos dust.
He also collected the old asbestos parts that had been removed from buses,
before discarding them.
The man, who is 68, is living with just half of the normal respiratory
function due to his lung condition.
Asbestos fibers can cause a type of permanent lung damage known as asbestosis.
People who have asbestosis often have shortness of breath and increased risk
of serious lung infections.
Asbestos can also cause lung cancer, and a rare type of cancer known as mesothelioma, which affects the lining around
the lungs and abdomen. It can also cause other abnormalities in the lining of
the lung, called pleural plaques or pleural thickening.
In the automotive industry, asbestos is used as a friction material in brake linings,
disc brake pads and clutch
facings in older and imported vehicles.
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that hazardous asbestos dust can be
generated during the maintenance and repair of these friction materials.
Thousands of mechanics were exposed to asbestos in the blowing out of brakes,
and grinding and turning of brake linings.
Many of these bus mechanics labored unprotected; their employers failed to
give them the proper protective masks and clothing required for asbestos-related
Thousands of mechanics have come forward to say their work environment led to
a diagnosis of pleural thickening or pleural plaque, mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you
receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country,
winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the
Men and women diagnosed with pleural thickening, pulmonary fibrosis,
asbestosis, 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
contact you as soon as possible.