Brake Pads, Brake Shoes And Linings: All Sources Of Asbestos Exposure
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 due to exposure to asbestos, it is important to consult with an experienced asbestos 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 888-698-9975 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 due to asbestos exposure from brake pads or any other source, our attorneys are here to offer experienced advice and advocacy.
Based in North Carolina, our asbestos lawyers represent clients nationwide. Call 888-698-9975 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our skilled and caring asbestos attorneys will explain your rights and fight for you.