Miners and the communities based around asbestos, vermiculite and taconite mines are at the greatest risk of developing asbestos-related diseases. As a miner, you came in direct contact with large deposits of this carcinogenic mineral. When these deposits were mined, airborne concentrations increased greatly. Upon inhalation of the fibers, asbestos causes significant irritation to the lungs and bronchioles.
There were elevated rates of asbestos-related diseases in the families of miners from the asbestos brought home on their clothing and working gear.
The time lag between exposure and asbestos-caused diseases for both the miners and the residents of the mining communities is of 10 to 40 years when it is already too late for any treatment option to work.
Relevant job titles
heavy equipment operator
asbestos fibers weaver
The companies that exposed miners to asbestos during the last century are the following:
Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in asbestos miners
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.
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.
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Asbestos products handled by asbestos miners
Former miners who interacted with asbestos, vermiculite or taconite are at high risk of developing a pulmonary disease. Because they would be in regular contact with raw asbestos or other asbestos-contaminated minerals, inhaling carcinogenic fibers was inevitable. Moreover, as asbestos has not been formally deemed a health hazard until the 1970s, safety measures were not followed and thus, miners would often carry asbestos particles on their clothes, endangering their families as well. Vermiculite deposits typically occur near asbestos in the earth and thereby, contamination is unavoidable.
How can we help asbestos miners who were exposed to asbestos?
If you were affected by prolonged exposure to asbestos in these carcinogenic mines, we will make sure you receive justice by submitting the required legal documents to file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies that caused your health to deteriorate.
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