Have You Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma After Working with Sheet Metal?
The Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust (SMOHIT) was formed in 1985 to study the mortality patterns of sheet metal workers in the United States and Canada. From 1986 to 2004, the SMOHIT conducted an exhaustive study on over 17,000 individuals who spent more than 20 years in the industry. The findings of this study were that, “statistically significant excess mortality was observed for pleural cancers, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.” All of which are directly related to asbestos exposure.
Contact our office today to discuss filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit with a knowledgeable New York asbestos lawyer.
Sheet metal workers may have suffered asbestos exposure while fireproofing ductwork from the 1940s through part of the ‘70s. However, exposure was not stopped even after the spraying of asbestos was banned in 1973.
Asbestos may be found in the insulation of older ventilation systems as well as in building materials that are often disturbed when repairing, renovating, or removing ductwork.
Asbestos may be found in older buildings, particularly in:
- JOINT COMPOUNDS
- CEILING TILES
- AIR DUCTS
When disturbed, tiny asbestos particles are released that can be inhaled. Once inhaled these particles can stay in the system for decades, often showing no signs of harm for 30 to 50 years after exposure.
YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION
Sheet metal workers exposed to asbestos have a right to seek compensation following the diagnosis of an asbestos-related illness. Attorney Joseph Williams is a proven New York asbestos trial lawyer who knows how to help victims of these illnesses get full compensation. He welcomes an opportunity to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and your rights, and help you determine the best way to get the compensation you are due.
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