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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Welders were faced with a high risk of exposure to asbestos fibers. They were often required to use products that contained asbestos. The common welding rods contained asbestos and were coated with it. Dust and smoke were being generated through the welding process. The dust contained small particles of asbestos, nickel and chromium. Inhaling these asbestos particles was extremely harmful to the welders that were not aware of the major health risks asbestos exposure entailed.

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At that time, the gear of the welder posed certain health risks. The protective wear, in some cases, contained asbestos to make them heat resistant.

Both the welders and their families were at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. The welders were in direct contact with the asbestos materials and their families suffered of second-hand exposure because of the dust brought home on the workers’ clothes and tools.

Relevant Job Titles

  • welder helper
  • pipe welder
  • electric welder
  • assembly welder
  • shop welder
  • structural welder
  • tube welder
  • welder apprentice
  • welder foreman

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

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in welders

Having been exposed to asbestos repeatedly, the plant workers and their families have a high risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses. These illnesses consist not only of pulmonary affections but also of different types of cancers, all of which can result in fatal resolutions.

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

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How can we help welders that were exposed to asbestos?

These diseases will take years before they show symptoms and this is why you should contact us in order to get the proper examination and diagnosis.

If you are seeking compensation from these asbestos trust funds, let us do the work for you and file claims with them. Due to our extensive experience with mesothelioma cases, we have gathered the information required to get you compensated for being put at risk while performing welding jobs.

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