From the time period between 1940 and 1980, asbestos was used as insulation in numerous plumbing components such as boilers, ducts and pipes. Plumbers who worked on the installation or repair of plumbing systems were exposed to asbestos particles, putting them at risk of developing mesothelioma.
At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we represent a wide range of asbestos victims, including plumbers who were exposed to asbestos on the job. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, our mesothelioma litigation attorneys represent clients across the nation. Call 800-849-5291 for a free consultation.
Plumbers often work in close quarters, many without protective gear, putting them at high risk for developing mesothelioma. Plumbers routinely must perform activities that heighten the risk of asbestos particles, including the sawing, sanding and cutting of asbestos papers.
When these materials are broken, asbestos particles are released into the air and can easily be breathed in or ingested by plumbers working in the vicinity.
While the risks asbestos posed to plumbers became widely known in the late 1970s, they were known by building developers and plumbing product manufacturers well before that. It is largely due to negligence and cost-cutting measures that so many plumbers are now suffering from the effects of mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one worked as a plumber and is now suffering from the effects of mesothelioma, we can help. Our top priority is diagnosis and medical benefits for clients to begin life-extending treatment as soon as possible. Our attorneys also pursue injury and wrongful death damages for loss of income, the victim’s pain and suffering, and survivors’ loss of companionship and support.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation with an experienced lawyer.