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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
  • commercial building trades painter
  • steel painter
  • marine painter

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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

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 Gallbladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How can we help painters that 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.

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