Before 1980, when the use of asbestos was properly regulated in the workplace, people who were holding down a job at weapon manufactures were moderately exposed to the carcinogenic mineral, as they would have to employ it in the production of weapons. One of our clients recalls polishing the weapons he had manufactured with asbestos, while the entire manufacturing facility was laden with asbestos in the form of construction products such as cement, floor and ceiling tiles, refractory materials and firebricks. For this reason, it is crucial that people who were weapon manufacturers during the last century to undergo periodical medical examination, as they are at considerable risk of developing a disease as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure.
Weapon manufacturers were exposed to asbestos on the job to a moderate extent. They would have to polish the weapons with asbestos, as the mineral is very durable and abrasive, and they would also have to wear aprons and gloves made with asbestos to protect themselves from extreme temperatures and fire. Furthermore, the manufacturing facilities they would perform their job in were built with asbestos construction products, which, when disturbed, would release toxic fibers in the air. Subsequently, workers would unknowingly inhale and ingest these carcinogenic fibers. This is why, as a former weapon manufacturer, it is important to undergo regular medical examination, as you have a significant risk of developing a serious disease, such as lung cancer, as a result of occupational asbestos exposure.
Relevant job titles
mold make apprentice
manufacturing ballistics engineer
product design engineer
Filing a claim with asbestos trust funds does not disqualify you from disability compensation from the VA.
Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in weapon manufacturers
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.
People who were weapon manufacturers were exposed to asbestos to a moderate extent, which still implies a considerable risk of developing a disease 20 to 50 years later. The asbestos products they were regularly in contact with include aprons, gloves, raw asbestos and insulation. By inhaling and ingesting the asbestos fibers which became airborne as a result of the work tasks they would perform, their risk of developing a serious disease increased significantly. These are the most common asbestos products weapon manufacturers were exposed to while doing their job.
How can we help weapon manufacturers who were exposed to asbestos?
With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys are here to provide you with quality legal assistance if you are a former weapon manufacturer who came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure. They will thoroughly review your case and promptly file a claim with the asbestos trust fund of your employer, which will result in substantial compensation for you, compensation which will also help you afford better healthcare and treatment. If the company you worked for does not have a trust fund, our attorneys and their reliable legal team will file a lawsuit against it, which will also result in a considerable amount of compensation. The more serious your diagnosis is, the larger the amount of compensation you will receive will be. Although the legal process is very complex, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to send your attorney your employment and medical records as evidence of occupational asbestos exposure and of related diagnosis. Eventually, you will recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your physical and emotional suffering.
No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.
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)