Asbestos Risks in Power Plants
Until it was banned in the United States in 1989, asbestos was widely used in power plants and powerhouses due to its heat-reflecting and retarding abilities. A majority of the powerhouses in New York City were built prior to 1990 and may contain asbestos in and around things such as:
- GASKETS AND VALVES
- BOILERS AND TANKS
- INSULATION, PACKING MATERIAL, AND CEMENT
- PUMPS AND TURBINES
Due to the fire hazard in powerhouses, asbestos can be found in and around nearly everything that produces heat or could allow fire to expand, placing those who work in or on power plants at a very high risk for asbestos exposure. Those who are now showing symptoms of exposure should speak with a New York asbestos attorney as soon as possible.
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Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that can only be caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust and fibers. This disease can take up to 50 years to show symptoms, many of which occur only after life-prolonging treatments are no longer effective.
Because mesothelioma can take decades to show symptoms, New York powerhouse workers who are now retired may only just be facing a diagnosis. It is important to remember that you may be entitled to compensation for you and your family even if you have not worked in a powerhouse for years. New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph Williams would be happy to meet with you free of charge to explain your rights in further detail.
FIND OUT HOW A SUCCESSFUL CASE CAN BENEFIT YOU
There is no cure for mesothelioma, but some treatments can help improve quality of life. As a terminal illness, many lawsuits seek compensation both for current damages such as medical expenses, as well as future concerns family members may face. Attorney Williams will discuss all that you may be entitled to seek during your free mesothelioma lawsuit consultation.
To schedule a case evaluation call 855-575-MESO (6376). We serve workers exposed to asbestos exposure in Manhattan, the Bronx, and surrounding boroughs of New York City.