Individuals who were exposed to products that contained asbestos, workers who were employed at jobsites that were contaminated with asbestos, or veterans of the U.S. Navy or Merchant Marines who worked on ships that contained asbestos parts or materials may be at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer, asbestosis, or other diseases linked to asbestos.
➢ Asbestos-Containing Products
For decades, asbestos was commonly found in industrial products, building materials, and many products that were found in the home. Although the use of products that contain asbestos was severely restricted after the link between asbestos and mesothelioma was publicized in the late 20th century, many asbestos products that were used in older machines and buildings may still pose a risk to individuals who work with or at these products or locations.
Some of the most commonly used materials that contain asbestos include adhesives, building and construction materials, construction mastics and gunning mix, duct connectors, electrical components, felt, fireproofing materials, gaskets, insulation, plastics, sheets, textiles, and vinyl products.
➢ Asbestos Jobsites
Workers who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace may be at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma.
Some of the most common jobsites where asbestos-containing materials were found include:
- Aluminum Plants
- Chemical Plants
- Metal Works
- Oil Refineries
- Oil Rigs
- Paper Mills
- Power Plants
- Steel Mills
- Trains and Railroads
- Other Jobsites
➢ Free Legal Consultation for Victims of Asbestos Exposure
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other diseases linked to asbestos exposure, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit or seek compensation from the asbestos trusts that have been established to compensate asbestos victims. The first step in taking legal action is to speak with an experienced mesothelioma and asbestos attorney to learn more about your legal rights.
For more information about filing an asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit and to find out if you qualify to file a case, contact the law firm of Hissey, Mulderig & Friend to schedule your free legal consultation with an attorney. You can reach us 24/7 by calling toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by answering a few brief questions in our free case evaluation form, located on the right side of this page for desktop users and at the bottom of the page for mobile users.
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