You May Have Legal Recourse After Being Exposed to Asbestos
Asbestos was once considered a magic mineral in the building trades. Highly resistant to flame and able to absorb large amounts of heat, this mineral was commonly used on oil rigs and in refineries well into the 1980s.
The risk for asbestos exposure among those who work in the oil industry is incredibly high. Many pieces of machinery and equipment were made with asbestos ridden materials. Even protective equipment such as aprons, gloves, and shoe covers were manufactured with asbestos, adding to exposure and increasing the risk of asbestos-related illness.
Asbestos was used in the insulating of:
- HEAT EXCHANGERS
- OTHER MACHINERY FOUND ON OIL RIGS AND IN REFINERIES
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MESOTHELIOMA AND OIL RIG AND REFINERY WORKERS
Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Following exposure, it can take 40 years or more for mesothelioma to begin showing symptoms. Sadly, once symptoms begin, there are very few treatment options available.
If you have worked on an oil rig or in a refinery at any point in your life, you are at risk for developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related illnesses. Many companies knowingly exposed workers to the risks of asbestos after its dangers were known, and these companies can be held liable for damages suffered by those they placed in harm’s way.
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New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph Williams is a tireless advocate for workers’ rights. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Williams knows how to handle asbestos-exposure claims and to help victims of negligent corporations get the justice they are due.