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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Machinists were frequently in danger of using materials that contained asbestos. In this line of work the machinist would cut, drill and grind metals creating poisonous asbestos dust in the process. Mechanics would also operate power and heat systems and repair broken machinery. They would use power tools such as drill presses, grinders and milling machines in order to produce metal parts to precise specifications. It was not unusual for these workers to be wearing protective gear and blankets made with asbestos.

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When these items started to fray due to being worn down, asbestos particles easily became airborne.

Machinists would frequently bring these asbestos fibers home on their clothes and body. This way, family members were often subjected to second hand exposure and were also at risk for having their health deteriorate in time.

A strong link was found between breathing asbestos dust and developing asbestos related diseases like lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis. For these machinists, the diagnosis for illnesses caused by asbestos exposure is usually given way too late due to the prolonged latency of these disorders.

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in machinists

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 machinists that were exposed to asbestos?

If you activated in this line of work, get in contact with us in order to get examined and find out sooner what your diagnosis is.

We are here to represent you and to make sure you obtain the compensation rightfully deserved for risking your health during your period as a machinist. We will acquire and submit the legal documents in order to file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies guilty for exposing you to the poisonous fibers of asbestos.

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