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The people working at chemical plants performed different activities surrounding the chemical manufacturing of products that were later used in a wide range of industries. Whether it meant distributing materials, dumping ingredients or operating machinery, the plant workers could have been subjected unknowingly to asbestos exposure.
Because of its chemical-resistant properties, asbestos was heavily used in the chemical industry as a key ingredient for some of the products manufactured. As asbestos was prepared to be included in mixtures for molding compounds or insulation sprays, microscopic particles of this poisonous mineral were released into the environment where people would unknowingly inhale them.
The asbestos exposure would not come only from the manufacturing process but also from its use as insulation on heat-producing machinery where it would quickly become friable or from the protective gear made from asbestos cloth.
The continuous exposure to asbestos for the people working at chemical plants would often result in life-threatening diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. When diagnosed, in later years, the treatment options are very limited.
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We also represent the close relatives of chemical plant workers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.
Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Chemical Plant Workers
Because it has numerous valuable properties, such as resistance to multiple chemicals, asbestos was heavily employed by the chemical industry during the last century. Therefore, chemical plant workers would regularly be exposed to asbestos fibers, which were released in the air by various activities. Nowadays, they are at high risk of being diagnosed with a terrible disease, as asbestos never leaves the human body once inside and will lead to severe inflammation and tissue scarring over time.
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Asbestos Products Chemical Plant Workers May Have Been Exposed To
For chemical plant workers, the sources of asbestos exposure were numerous, including building materials (sealants, molding compounds, paint films), protective equipment laden with asbestos, and machinery (furnaces, ovens, boilers, grinders). However, employees who were in charge of equipment maintenance and repair have the highest risk of developing a disease, as they would remove and replace asbestos-containing insulation on a regular basis. By disturbing such products, asbestos fibers were released into the air and subsequently inhaled or ingested.
How Can We Help Chemical Plant Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?
Working at a chemical plant posed many dangers for the people inside, one of the main ones being the asbestos use, as it led in many cases to fatal diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. The symptoms of these illnesses usually show up after a long period of incubation. Contact us to get tested for asbestos fibers in your lungs.
For being exposed to the poisonous mineral known as asbestos, you deserve to receive financial compensations from the companies responsible. We will make sure to obtain for you reparations by filing claims with the asbestos trust funds available.
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1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible