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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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We also represent the close relatives of rubber factory workers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.
Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Rubber Factory Workers
Similarly to power plants, rubber factories require solid insulation in order to prevent a potential fire from occurring. In the past, insulation was manufactured with heavy amounts of asbestos, which put the lives of rubber factory workers at great risk. The older the insulation gets, the higher the risk of asbestos fibers coming off it. Consequently, workers could breathe in or swallow a considerable amount of dangerous fibers on the job before 1980. Today, numerous former rubber factory workers struggle with terrible diseases as a consequence of past occupational asbestos exposure.
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Asbestos Products Rubber Factory Workers May Have Been Exposed To
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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1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and 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 to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible