There are a number of industries that have been impacted with high incidents of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lung tissues that is caused by exposure to mesothelioma. Two of the most common industries with mesothelioma victims are shipyard workers and industrial workers. Industrial workers include anyone that has done insulation work, tiling work, auto mechanics and manufacturing, and machining work with asbestos products, just to name a few.
These victims are often entitled to compensation for their asbestos exposure and health-related problems. The Simmons Law Firm for example has successfully helped many mesothelioma patients and has even secured $34 million settlements against companies like Ford Motor Co. Find out here how these industries are impacted, and what help is available to mesothelioma patients.
Industrial Workers and Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is a chemical that is appreciated by industry because it is heat-resistant and fire-retardant. Many industries use this product for this purpose, and it has been used in thousands of different industries and household items.
Materials that industrial workers use are often asbestos-related products. The protective gear that industrial workers have used has even had asbestos in it, to protect them from fire injury. In manufacturing jobs and companies across the nation, industrial workers have for years been exposed to high amounts of asbestos.
They won’t know if they have mesothelioma for decades, because it takes a long time for this cancer to appear. By then, it’s often too late for treatment, and there’s nothing anybody can do about that. These workers that become mesothelioma patients are entitled to compensation.
Millions of Shipyard Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Prior to World War II, asbestos was used a lot. It was only after the war when its dangers became more known to America. In the field of shipyard work, asbestos is used in almost everything. This has exposed and continues to expose, millions of shipyard workers to asbestos, and the risk of mesothelioma cancer.
In some mesothelioma cases, the exposure to asbestos is minimal, with shipyard workers being around products made with asbestos. However, some shipyard workers actually import asbestos-related products and are directly exposed to the substance, increasing their risk of mesothelioma greatly.
Another case settled by the Simmons Law firm won $10.3 million from Ports America awarded to a longshoreman who would unload raw asbestos as his job in the 1960s.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma, you too may be eligible for similar compensation.
File a Mesothelioma Claim Today
Companies that use asbestos-related products or expose workers to asbestos know that they can be held liable if someone gets mesothelioma after exposure to their products.
Mesothelioma trust funds are available, and settlements are available for victims when trust funds aren’t. If you are wondering if you or a loved one is eligible for this compensation, there’s only one way to find out. Contact a mesothelioma lawyer today for a free consultation.a