General Construction Services

Workers exposed to asbestos

Located in Northwest Washington, the company offers design, engineering, construction, as well as construction management and consulting services to numerous business clients across a broad array of industries. It delivers planning, design, and construction expertise to clients ranging from military bases and defense facilities to government facilities and transportation. However, during the last century, General Construction Services would heavily expose workers to asbestos, as the mineral was fundamental in the construction industry. Consequently, if you were employed at this company before 1980, when asbestos was finally banned from most industries, and now struggle with a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure, we encourage you to get in touch with us, as you are most likely entitled to financial compensation from your former employer.

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General Construction Services employees exposed to asbestos

The company is mostly providing construction and engineering services, but the range of services it actually offers is considerably greater, as they include the following:

By far, the occupational group employed by General Construction Services that has the highest risk of developing awful diseases was construction workers, as they had to handle numerous asbestos products on the job. Even worse, they had to cut and sand building materials containing asbestos, which released a lot of asbestos dust in the air. The asbestos found in construction products such as paint, spackling, roof shingles, masonry compounds, and drywall was often inhaled and ingested by construction workers, which can now result in mesothelioma or another terrible, life-threatening disease.

Brick masons would mix raw asbestos with compounds to create bricks, stones, and blocks. Subsequently, when they had to cut or demolish these products, the asbestos in these building materials would cloud the air they would inevitably breathe. According to a 2020 study, removing asbestos materials such as bricks can result in asbestos dust concentrations that are over a thousand times higher than average. These are the workers General Construction Services exposed to asbestos, whether directly or indirectly:

Shingles containing asbestos would pose a serious health hazard to roofers, as they often sprayed asphalt cutback with asbestos or asphalt emulsions on finished roofs or tore up old roof flashings to install new ones. A report from 2021 revealed that asbestos fibers could remain trapped in moss during the weathering of asbestos cement roofs. When it comes to drywall workers, they would come in contact with asbestos both from the drywall itself and from the drywall tape. The joint compound for wallboard would have up to 15% asbestos during the last century. When employees cut drywall panels down to size, they would release asbestos fibers into the atmosphere.

Thousands of General Construction Services employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of General Construction Services workers

For over 60 years, asbestos companies went to appalling lengths to keep secret the fact that asbestos exposure could lead to cancer. They went as far as bribing medical researchers to alter the results of their studies on the toxicity of asbestos. For this reason, employees who handled asbestos on the job would not have to wear protective equipment against inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers, and they did not have to change their clothes at the end of the day either. As a consequence, their family members would be secondarily exposed to asbestos from the clothes of these workers. Their wives would usually breathe in carcinogenic fibers when laundering their garments, whereas their children would inhale asbestos fibers when greeting their fathers.

If you developed a disease that has a link to asbestos exposure, you should give our law firm a call, as you may be eligible for compensation. The process of filing a claim for secondary asbestos exposure is relatively similar to that of filing a regular asbestos exposure claim. You will first have to explain your situation in detail and then send our legal team the employment records of your family member and your medical records stating your diagnosis. Our skilled lawyers will review your case, and if they find that you qualify, they will begin preparing your claim for submission as soon as possible. In the end, you will have the compensation you deserve for your suffering.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Regrettably, many victims of asbestos exposure pass away without having obtained the financial compensation they were entitled to. To solve this problem, their surviving family members, such as children and spouses, can opt to file a wrongful death claim to obtain money on their behalf. Their former employer is responsible for their death, which means that you have every right to file a claim with the company, as it must offer you the compensation you deserve.

If you decided to file a wrongful death claim, you should give us a phone call, describe your situation, and then send our legal experts the employment and medical records of your departed loved one and their death certificate. We will carefully weigh your case, and if our attorneys determine that you qualify for filing a claim, they will quickly start preparing it for submission. Eventually, with minimal involvement on your part, you will benefit from a part of the sum of money your family member would have.