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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Between the 1940’s and the 1980’s, many of the ships’ parts were made using asbestos or were insulated with it due to its fire-resistant properties. This meant that there were high levels of exposure to the toxic fibers for everyone found onboard.

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The asbestos-insulated parts of the ships represented the main points of exposure for the longshoremen as any disturbance to them would have made the asbestos fibers airborne, contaminating the limited space of the ship. Another way of being subjected to the toxic particles was carrying cargo on-board (asbestos containing products).

For the longshoremen that used to work in asbestos infested environments, the risk of developing in their later years illnesses like lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis is extremely high.

Relevant Job Titles

  • longshore workers
  • longshore laborers
  • assistant loader
  • forklift operator
  • material handler operator
  • warehouse worker

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in longshoremen

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 Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How can we help longshoremen that were exposed to asbestos?

Lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis are the main diseases that affected the lives of the longshoremen exposed to an asbestos contaminated environment. If you think you have worked in such an environment, contact us in order to get screened for the presence of asbestos fibers in your lungs as the diseases related to this mineral are known for having a long period of incubation, in some cases up to 30 years.

If you have been exposed to asbestos from the time you worked as a longshoreman, you are entitled to reparations from the companies responsible. We will make sure to file claims with the asbestos trust funds and obtain for you the monetary compensations that will cover your treatment costs.

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