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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

The entire process of preparing the walls for painting is a very important part of a painter’s job. Painters remove old layers of paint, which might contain particles of asbestos. After this is done, the wall needs to be sanded, and have plaster and spackle applied to it. During this process, the worker is exposed to asbestos dust and asbestos-containing products.

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These tasks will put the painter in danger because the asbestos particles can be easily inhaled even with protective gear on and this can result in harmful and sometimes deadly asbestos-related diseases.

Due to the fact that these diseases – mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis – have a long latency period, the symptoms usually show up when it is already too late for the doctors to treat your condition.

Relevant Job Titles

  • painter
  • trades painter
  • steel painter
  • marine painter
  • coating worker
  • industrial painter
  • painter assistant
  • prep worker
  • sandblaster

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Painters

Although painters have a moderate risk of asbestos exposure, it would still happen when they had to scrape off the walls old pain, which contained asbestos fibers to make it more resistant to external factors such as weather. Thereby, painters may develop serious diseases as a result of the asbestos they were exposed to during their work. If you were a painter before 1980 and experience symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain, please seek medical attention as soon as possible, as you may suffer from a respiratory disease stemming from past asbestos exposure.

Asbestosis Laryngeal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis Esophageal Cancer Mesothelioma Emphysema COPD Diffuse Pleural Thickening

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How Can We Help Painters Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

Due to their extensive latency periods, the effects appear at a much later time (in some cases, 30 to 40 years may pass) but then it will be too late for you to have an effective treatment option available. Contact us in order to get your examination and diagnosis early.

We can handle the bureaucracy for you in order to file claims for your exposure to asbestos and get you and your family compensated for the suffering you go through. Our attorneys, who specialize in asbestos exposure cases, will file a claim with the asbestos trust funds of the companies which were responsible for your diagnosis. If you were a painter in the military and were exposed to asbestos during your service, we will also seek compensation from the VA.

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