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Asbestos was banned in building trades nearly 40 years ago, but its use in automotive parts, while dwindling, is still common. This means that auto mechanics are at an increased risk of asbestos exposure whether working on older or brand new model vehicles.
Asbestos can still be found in automotive parts including:
- BRAKE DRUM LININGS AND BRAKE PADS
- CLUTCH FACINGS
- GASKETS AND HEAT SEALS
- VALVE RINGS AND PACKING
If you work as an automotive mechanic and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, you need a hardworking attorney on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve. New York asbestos exposure attorney Joseph Williams would be happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and help you determine the most effective course of action.
When left undisturbed, asbestos is relatively harmless. However, in the auto mechanic trade, drilling, grinding, or otherwise disturbing parts with asbestos can release millions of microscopic particles that, when inhaled, automatically place you at risk for mesothelioma and asbestosis. These particles can be further dispersed by the use of air hoses and can easily stick to grease on clothes and hands, allowing for additional opportunities for exposure.
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that can only be caused by asbestos exposure, but it may not show symptoms for up to 40 years. Even if you have not worked as an auto mechanic for years, if you have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, swift action is necessary to see that you are not cheated out of the compensation you are due.
Please contact our experienced New York auto mechanic asbestos exposure attorney today to schedule a free case evaluation. Attorney Williams fights for the rights of auto mechanics throughout New York City.