Compensation for Victims of Mesothelioma & Asbestosis
For much of the 20th century, asbestos was considered a miracle substance due to its tensile strength, heat resistance, and sound absorbency. Its ability to insulate heat and its resistance to fire made it common in several parts of factory equipment and machinery until the 1980s, during which time the dangers of asbestos exposure were not fully understood. Now foundry workers throughout New York City are aware of the risks of exposure to asbestos, but may be unaware that it can still be found in many parts of today’s factories.
Foundry workers may be exposed to asbestos when working with:
- OTHER EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO THE BAN OF ASBESTOS IN THE 1980s
Asbestos may also be found in insulation around piping, in walls, in cement, and throughout older factories, greatly increasing a foundry worker’s chance for exposure.
If you have worked as a foundry worker and are now dealing with an asbestos-related illness, please contact The Williams Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced New York asbestos exposure attorney.
ASBESTOS IN PROTECTIVE GEAR
Foundry workers deal with scalding liquids as a routine part of the job. Due to its heat resistant properties, this made asbestos a natural lining for gloves, aprons, and other protective gear worn in foundries during the 1940s through the 1970s.
Your risk for mesothelioma and asbestosis is not caused by simply being around asbestos, but by inhaling the microscopic particles it releases when disturbed. The constant rubbing and disruption of asbestos lining protective gear has placed foundry workers at an increased risk for serious illness for decades, though exposure may not result in disease for up to 20 years.
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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis and would like to learn more about your options, please call our experienced New York foundry worker asbestos exposure attorney at (855) 971-0343 to schedule a free consultation today. Attorney Williams fights for the rights of foundry workers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and throughout New York City.