Rubber plants presented a serious level of exposure for its workers through the use of asbestos products on the building or production equipment. In these factories, asbestos was used in a variety of ways due to the wide range of products that contained this mineral.
With the passage of time, the asbestos-containing materials and products would start to deteriorate and break down requiring the attention of the factory's workers. As maintenance work was conducted by these people through cutting, sawing and removing, asbestos fibers would have been released into the environment.
By inhaling the poisonous fibers over a prolonged period of time, the workers of a rubber factory risked developing a life-threatening illness related to asbestos, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer.
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tire design engineer
Asbestos secondary exposure?
People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.
Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in rubber factory workers
If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.
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.
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Asbestos products handled by rubber factory workers
Due to its resistance to high temperatures and chemical agents, asbestos was also employed by the rubber industry. It was found as insulation in pipes, in gaskets, as well as in various building materials like ceiling and floor tiles. A layer of asbestos insulation would cover the walls in certain rooms of the factory to prevent the building from catching fire. Rubber factory workers were exposed to asbestos when these products became brittle as a consequence of aging. Disturbing old asbestos-containing materials would release toxic fibers in the air. Additionally, asbestos-tainted talc was occasionally present in factories. It was applied to finished products to remove mold.
How can we help rubber factory workers who were exposed to asbestos?
It was highly probable for the rubber factory workers that worked in an asbestos-contaminated atmosphere to suffer in their later years from illnesses like mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory afflictions. Due to their extended period of incubation, asbestos-related diseases start to show symptoms when the workers are already weakened by old age. Contact us, so you can get screened as fast as possible for the presence of asbestos fibers in your organism.
For the dangers you were subjected to at your workplace, we will make sure that you will obtain the reparations you deserve by filing claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible.
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Local Asbestos Screening Requirements for Victims or Family Members
1. Must have a diagnosis, cancer diagnosis following industrial work or military/navy service has immediate expedited eligibility and do not need to travel to us, we do everything over the phone, any other non-cancerous lung related diagnosis will require travel and a 2 hour physical medical evaluation at our facility in Birmingham, Alabama
2. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (it is very common to be misdiagnosed please ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed later than the 3 year statute of limitation)
3. Must have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page)