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Common Asbestos-Containing Products & Materials

Wallace & Graham, P.A. is skilled at tracking down “the where and the how” of mesothelioma causation. We represent victims of mesothelioma, asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer throughout the United States.

Our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in damages in product liability litigation against manufacturers and employers for knowingly or negligently exposing our clients to asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).* This requires knowledge of the wide range of workplace equipment, construction materials and consumer goods known to have contained friable asbestos before those products were banned.

Asbestos-Containing Products

From the early 20th century and well into the 1980s, asbestos was widely used in thousands of machines and products for its fire-retardant and insulating properties. The asbestos products below (by no means a comprehensive list) once contained sufficient amounts of the toxic mineral to trigger mesothelioma and other disease:

  • Turbine blankets
  • Pump packing
  • Boiler lagging
  • Pipe insulation
  • Valve casings
  • Gaskets
  • Furnace linings
  • Spray-on fireproofing
  • Welders’ gloves and smocks
  • Fire-resistant clothing
  • Oven mitts
  • Aerosol flocking (fake snow)
  • Millboard (book bindings)
  • Asbestos wall insulation
  • Roof shingles
  • Electrical wire
  • Wallboard (Drywall)
  • Acoustic ceiling tiles
  • Floor coverings
  • Sandpaper
  • Cement and brick mortar
  • Joint compounds
  • House paint
  • Paper manufacturing felts
  • Brake pads and clutches
  • Cranes and heavy equipment

People who worked with asbestos products day in and day out are naturally at greater risk for mesothelioma or asbestosis. However, mesothelioma is not a dose-specific disease. A one-time exposure could result in tumors 30 years later.

If you have symptoms of mesothelioma and have had contact in the past with these materials (even 40 or 50 years ago), we can explain what to do in a free consultation.

*No specific results are implied. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.

Asbestos in Brake Pads/Shoes

Historically, most brake pads, brake shoes and linings were manufactured with asbestos. Although asbestos is not used in the production of these auto parts today, millions of brake components in automobiles and sitting on shelves carry the deadly substance.

If you or someone close to you has suffered mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos, it is important to consult with an experienced mesothelioma litigation attorney. At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we handle a wide range of asbestos and mesothelioma cases for clients from North Carolina, throughout the Southeast and nationwide. We work fast to get clients properly diagnosed and qualified for medical coverage. Call 800-849-5291 to get started.

The Dangers of Asbestos in Brake Pads

When asbestos-containing brake pads, shoes and lining wear down, asbestos dust is released into the air and trapped in the brake housing. When brakes are repaired, mechanics are at risk of exposure to asbestos.

Mechanics who work on brakes are at high risk of exposure to asbestos. Home mechanics are also at risk. It is difficult to tell if a brake pad contains asbestos by looking at it. For this reason, you should be careful when working on any brake part.

When asbestos fibers from brake pad linings are released into the air, they can be inhaled by people in the vicinity. When the microscopic asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can become lodged in the lining of the lungs, causing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases over time.

If you or a loved one has suffered mesothelioma due to brake pads or any other source, our attorneys are here to offer experienced advice and advocacy.

Asbestos in Electrical Products

Asbestos was used in the manufacturing of household and industrial electrical products for decades. People exposed to asbestos, at home or at work, can develop mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one has suffered mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, an experienced attorney can help you understand your rights.

At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we understand the hardships faced by mesothelioma victims and their family members. We know what a few extra months or even years can mean. We work fast to get clients properly diagnosed and qualified for medical coverage. Call 800-849-5291 for a free case evaluation.

Types of Electrical Products

Asbestos has been used in the manufacturing of a number of electrical products, including:

  • Electrical breakers
  • Electrical panels
  • Electrical cloth insulation
  • Cloth wire insulation

Today, panel partitions and other electrical components are not made with asbestos. However, many of these items are still present in homes and places of work around the country. The danger of asbestos exposure is especially high for people who repair electrical products. When the asbestos-containing component is dislodged or broken, the particles can be released and inhaled. It is this type of exposure that can lead to mesothelioma other asbestos-related diseases.

Discuss Your Potential Case Today

Have you or a loved one been harmed due to exposure to asbestos in electrical insulation? Based in North Carolina, we represent clients nationwide. Call 800-849-5291 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our skilled and caring mesothelioma lawyers will explain your rights and fight for you.