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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

The people that worked as roofers were under the threat of inhaling high amounts of asbestos fibers due to the common use of asbestos in roofing materials. As a roofer, you had to cut and saw asbestos-containing shingles and tiles, a process that would generate large quantities of asbestos dust. If you had to repair or replace an old roof, damaged and deteriorated asbestos materials would have been ripped off and you would have found yourself breathing in an asbestos-filled air.

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Even the families of the roofers risked developing serious diseases like mesothelioma or lung cancer due to the asbestos fibers attached to their clothes and hair that were brought home daily. These asbestos-related diseases are known for their long latency periods, which means that when the symptoms finally show up it is already too late for a treatment to work.

Relevant Job Titles

  • puncher of roofing materials
  • roofer
  • renovation technician
  • roofing foreman
  • roofing installer
  • roofing laborer
  • roofing mill operator
  • roofing technician
  • saw operator

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Roofers

Responsible with installing various materials on roofs, people who performed this job had their health endangered by the asbestos fibers which would be released in the air by handling such products. By breathing in or swallowing asbestos fibers, the chances of a serious disease occurring over the decades increases to a great extent, since asbestos fibers persist in the body and can reach multiple vital organs. If you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain or fatigue and worked as a roofer, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention.

Mesothelioma Lung Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Emphysema Colorectal Cancer Pleurisy Bladder Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How Can We Help Roofers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

For being put in danger by the companies you worked for as a roofer, you and your family deserve to be compensated for the suffering brought in later years. We can speed up the process and file claims with the asbestos trust funds available. If you served in the military as a roofer, we will also seek compensation from the VA by filing a claim as well.

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