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Glass manufacturers

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

Asbestos exposure occurred to a moderate extent in glass manufacturing workers, as they would often have to assemble metal sheets, insulation and paneling with glass components. They were also exposed to other carcinogenic substances, such as lead, arsenic and antimony oxides in the facilities which manufactured glass traditionally. For this reason, people who worked as glass manufacturers before 1980, when asbestos was properly regulated in occupational settings, are at high risk of developing a disease as a result of exposure. Glass manufacturers were also exposed to asbestos from the machinery and equipment they had to use for the making of the products, which were insulated with asbestos to prevent overheating.

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While glass manufacturers were not heavily exposed to asbestos, exposure occurred to a significant extent in this industry, as workers had to assemble metal sheets, insulation and paneling with glass, which disturbed the asbestos fibers present in these construction products. Furthermore, they were exposed while working with machinery and equipment which were insulated with asbestos to prevent the risk of fire, since asbestos is resistant to fire and thereby a great insulator. Additionally, glass manufacturing workers would have to wear aprons and gloves made with asbestos to prevent employees from burning themselves while handling hot glass products. The ovens which they would use to manufacture glass would also contain asbestos to lower the risk of fire. Sealing products and plastic products which were present in glass manufacturing facilities would also contain asbestos. Lastly, glass manufacturers were also exposed to silica dust, another carcinogen, as they had to use it for the production of glass.

Relevant job titles

  • optical engineer
  • optical technician
  • glass manufacturing worker
  • product development director
  • product manager
  • quality control engineer

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Veterans

Filing a claim with asbestos trust funds does not disqualify you from disability compensation from the VA.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in glass manufacturers

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

How can we help glass manufacturers who were exposed to asbestos?

If you developed a disease as a result of asbestos exposure in a glass manufacturing facility, you are eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for asbestos victims and their family members, our attorneys are here to help you recover the money you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering. You will only have to send your lawyer your employment and medical records, documents which will be used as evidence to support your asbestos claim, which will be filed with one or multiple asbestos trust funds, depending on the number of asbestos companies which exposed you to the toxic mineral. In the event that your former employers do not have asbestos trust funds, our attorneys will file a lawsuit against all the companies responsible for your exposure. This way, you will obtain the maximum compensation you qualify for. However, you need to keep in mind that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in the majority of states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you, as otherwise you will lose your right to compensation.

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