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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Automotive assembly factories represented dangerous environments for the people working there, as a toxic mineral known under the name of asbestos was used in an extensive manner for manufacturing products required by the automotive industry.

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Asbestos was mainly used in friction products and every time these would get grinded, asbestos particles would be released in the atmosphere through the dust produced by the workers. They were subjected to the exposure of asbestos not only from the automotive products but also from the machinery found in these plants that were insulated with it like turbines, pumps or boilers.

Due to the prolonged asbestos exposure, the automotive workers went through, they are at risk of developing later diseases related to this toxic mineral-like lung cancer, asbestosis or mesothelioma. Unfortunately, the symptoms of these illnesses start showing up when the treatment can't be effective anymore as the body is already weakened by age.

Automotive workers would also be present in the military. They were responsible for building, assembling, maintaining, repairing and replacing the automotive components of various military vehicles. Since products such as brakes and clutches were manufactured with asbestos, their exposure was heavy. When they would perform work on automotive components, they would disturb asbestos, which released a tremendous amount of toxic fibers in the air. Thereby, exposure occurred to a great extent in automotive workers in the military.

Relevant Job Titles

  • grinder
  • clutch assembler
  • brakes assembler
  • brakes installer
  • foundry worker
  • iron pourer
  • gasket worker
  • gasket polisher
  • gasket machine operator
  • assembler
  • dismantle helper
  • hood technician
  • oil change technician
  • pit technician

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We also represent the close relatives of automotive workers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Automotive Workers

Because they would often handle asbestos products such as brakes and clutches, automotive workers are today at considerable risk of receiving a serious diagnosis. The asbestos fibers in the products they would regularly install on vehicles became airborne due to disturbance and thereby, automotive workers would unavoidably inhale or ingest the carcinogenic mineral. Once in the body, asbestos may lead to awful diseases, as it can affect organs and tissues to a great extent.

Mesothelioma Lung Cancer Asthma Diffuse Pleural Thickening Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Esophageal Cancer Laryngeal Cancer

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How Can We Help Automotive Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

Diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory conditions affected the lives of the people working in automotive factories that unknowingly inhaled the asbestos fibers contaminating the environment. As these conditions develop later in life, as a former automotive worker, you can contact us in order to get screened for the presence of asbestos fibers in your organism.

If your health has already been affected by asbestos exposure through your work place, we will make sure to file claims on your part with the asbestos trust funds of the companies that failed to warn you of the dangers asbestos use entailed.

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