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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Carpenters who worked in the construction or home remodeling industries were exposed to large quantities of asbestos dust through the application and removal of building products. The exposure risks greatly increased when they were using a power saw. By cutting different materials and products, it was very likely that a large amount of asbestos fibers containing dust to be generated. This made the environment where carpenters used to work incredibly dangerous.

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Carpenters often found themselves in the immediate vicinity of other workers including roofers, electricians, and plumbers who also applied and removed asbestos-containing materials.

This line of work may have increased the chances for the people working in it to develop serious cases of lung diseases like mesothelioma, different types of cancer and other respiratory conditions.

People who served in the military as carpenters would have to carry out heavy carpentry and masonry duties, such as building rigging devices, working on laying out and roofing structures and performing combat engineer missions. They would also construct framing and sheathing. Asbestos exposure was moderate in military carpenters since they would occasionally have to work with construction asbestos products, which unavoidably led to the disturbance of the dangerous mineral.

Relevant Job Titles

  • carpenter
  • marine carpenter
  • trades carpenter
  • joiner
  • blaster
  • carpenter helper
  • construction helper
  • laborer
  • scaffold worker
  • warehouse craftsman

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Carpenters

While carpenters have a moderate risk of asbestos exposure, the diseases they can develop are nevertheless serious. As they would handle products such as gypsum, paint, and paper, all of which contained asbestos, toxic fibers were often released in the air, following which carpenters would inhale or ingest them. This may lead to the development of multiple diseases, as asbestos fibers reside in the body forever and gradually cause inflammation and tissue scarring.

Pulmonary Fibrosis Asbestosis Esophageal Cancer Lung Cancer COPD Diffuse Pleural Thickening Bladder Cancer

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How Can We Help Carpenters Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

It usually takes up to 10 years for the symptoms of lung cancer to show up and 30 to 40 years for those of mesothelioma and asbestosis. Contact us in order to get examined and find out what your diagnosis and treatment options are.

We want you to get compensated for the dangers you were exposed to when you were working as a carpenter. Let us prepare and submit the required legal documents to file claims with the asbestos trust funds. If you worked as a carpenter in the U.S. military, we will also file a claim with the VA so that you will recover the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

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