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.
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
roofing mill operator
The companies that exposed roofers to asbestos are the following:
Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in roofers
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If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.
Installing or replacing roofing materials requires a lot of cutting and sawing, and workers who performed these operations before the late 1970s are very likely to have been exposed to tremendous levels of airborne asbestos. Removing old shingles would release asbestos dust as well. Other asbestos-containing products roofers might have been in contact with on the job were roofing asphalt, corrugated or flat extruded cement panels, and cold-applied adhesives.
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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