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Engineers

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

As an engineer you usually oversee the production process in a factory. Even though most of the time engineers didn’t handle directly the asbestos-contaminated materials, they were exposed to the asbestos dust spread on the worksite. Before the late 1970s, asbestos exposure was most common in the following engineering specialties: civil, stationary, industrial, mechanical, electrical and aeronautical.

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Regardless of their industry, engineers present on the working sites faced similar levels of asbestos exposure as the regular personnel.

If the engineer was required to work with equipment that incorporated high levels of heat they were in direct contact with the asbestos found in a friable state that would crumble easily making its particles airborne. But even for those engineers that only supervised the work process in an asbestos factory the situation was dire as asbestos fibers would constantly infest the atmosphere.

Engineers were also present in the military, being in charge of designing and building military works, as well as of maintaining and repairing the lines of military transport and communications. They served in the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. Military engineers would also be responsible for protecting the troops by employing fortifications or by designing new technology and weapons. They were also in charge of constructing and repairing bases, roads, bridges, airfields and hospitals, as well as of clearing harbors, routes and ports. Because asbestos was present in the equipment military engineers would work on, veterans who served under this rating have a high risk of developing a serious disease today as a result of frequent exposure.

Relevant job titles

  • marine engineer
  • naval engineer
  • test engineer
  • electrical engineer
  • field engineer
  • operating engineer
  • power engineer
  • stationary engineer
  • design engineer
  • production engineer
  • mechanical engineer
  • industrial engineer
  • railroad engineer
  • first assistant engineer
  • acoustical worker

The companies that exposed engineers to asbestos during the last century are the following:

  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M)

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in engineers

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.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

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.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisHistoplasmosisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Labor union members are also eligible

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How can we help engineers who were exposed to asbestos?

Get in contact with us in order to be examined by our team of lawyers and if your quality of life has been affected by the damaging results of an asbestos-related condition. We will make sure to start the legal procedures that will bring you the reparations you deserve. Our attorneys will file a claim with the asbestos trust funds of the companies which were responsible for your physical and emotional distress. If you were an engineer in the military, we will also seek compensation from the VA, as they will also provide you with the money you are eligible for.

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