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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 machineries 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 in their later years 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.

Relevant Job Titles

  • grinder
  • clutch assembler
  • brakes assembler
  • brakes installer
  • foundry worker
  • iron pourer

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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

Having been exposed to asbestos repeatedly, the plant workers and their families have a high risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses. These illnesses consist not only of pulmonary affections but also of different types of cancers, all of which can result in fatal resolutions.

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Gallbladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How can we help automotive workers that 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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