Exposed to asbestos on the job? The lawyers at the Law Offices of Peter Angelos can provide information regarding occupational mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is diagnosed in employees who worked in a number of commercial and industrial occupations in which asbestos was routinely present. In fact, occupational exposure is the most common cause of mesothelioma, with upwards of 80% of all mesothelioma patients reporting asbestos exposure at work. One study has reported that roughly 6% of asbestos workers, from various industries, will develop mesothelioma or experience respiratory symptoms.
Some of the occupations at risk include:
- Shipyard workers
- Insulation workers
- Steel mill workers
- Pipe fitters
- Drywall workers
- Auto mechanics
- Power plant workers
- Asbestos manufacturing or mining workers
- Construction workers
- Military veterans (particularly the U.S. Navy)
Asbestos was used in a number of industrial products and compounds, as well as liberally throughout commercial and residential properties. The disease can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years or more to manifest after initial exposure. Those who worked directly with asbestos-containing products or in the vicinity of asbestos dust and fibers may be at risk for developing mesothelioma. Household members, including spouses and children of these workers, have also been diagnosed with the disease as the result of second-hand asbestos exposure to fibers brought home on work clothes, shoes and hair.
Work with an Experienced Attorney
If you or a loved one has held an occupation where asbestos was used or present, or if you are suffering from mesothelioma, our lawyers would like to help. By scheduling a free case evaluation with a caring and compassionate member of our legal team, you can learn more about your available legal options and the ways in which we can help you recover compensation for your damages.
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