Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Exposure

Being diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis is overwhelming news. Unfortunately, every year thousands of people suffer from diseases related to direct, household, or bystander asbestos exposure.

Companies and manufacturers dealing with asbestos have known for almost a century that the inhalation of asbestos fibers is associated with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and several other debilitating and often fatal asbestos-related diseases. Thousands of unsuspecting workers were exposed daily to this dangerous carcinogen as they worked in factories, mills, railroads, and other industrial occupations, often bringing asbestos fibers home and unknowingly exposing their family through household asbestos exposure.

For decades, asbestos manufacturers chose profit over people’s health by continuing to manufacture, distribute, and supply asbestos-containing products. Until this harmful carcinogen is banned once and for all, asbestos exposure, asbestos-related diseases, and mesothelioma will continue to be major national and international health concerns.

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Click to view former mesothelioma clients' occupations where they were exposed to asbestos:
  • Contractor at the Phillips 66 plant in Old Ocean and Sweeny, TX
  • Fireman in U.S. Navy and then worked at the RCA plastic molding facility in Indianapolis, IN
  • Wife of a career oil field worker in Texas and offshore
  • Mechanic for Ryder truck rental in Indianapolis, IN
  • Career marine electrician at Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, MS
  • Mechanic at GM dealerships near Lafayette, LA
  • Foreman for Bell South in New Orleans, LA
  • Laborer at PPG plant in Lake Charles, LA
  • Laborer at Arvin muffler plant in Fayette, AL
  • Machine operator at a cheese facility in Green Bay, WI
  • Engineer who installed pneumatic systems in refineries and plants all across the U.S.

You do not have to work in an industrial occupation in order to receive high levels of asbestos exposure, and the use of asbestos in building manufacturing continues to be legal in the United States.

The Grubbs Law Firm is compassionate about the incredibly difficult situation asbestos victims find themselves in and are deeply committed to holding accountable the companies responsible for allowing this potentially deadly exposure and helping victims receive fair compensation.

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Click to see the industrial occupations with highest levels of asbestos exposure:
  • Aerospace and Missile Production Workers
  • Aircraft
    •  Mechanics
    • Manufacturing Production Workers
  • Automobile
    • Brake and Clutch Manufacturing and Assembly Workers
    • Mechanics
    • Manufacturing Production Workers
  • Boilermakers
  • Chemical Workers
  • Construction/Demolition
    • Bricklayers
    • Building Engineers
    • Carpenters
    • Cement and Masonry Workers
    • Demolition and Wrecking Crews
    • Drywallers
    • HVAC Mechanics
    • Laborers
    • Plasterers
    • Roofers
    • Steelworkers and Ironworkers
    • Tile/Linoleum Installers
    • Welders
  • Custodians
  • Electrical/Electricians
  • Insulators
  • Lab Analysts and Technicians
  • Machinists
  • Maritime
    • Coastguardsmen
    • Longshoremen
    • Maintenance Workers, and Welders
    • Merchant Mariners
    • Shipyard Workers including Electricians, Insulators, Laborers, Laggers, Painters, Pipefitters
    • U.S. Navy Personnel
  • Plant/Mill Workers
    • Asbestos Textile Mill Workers
    • Building Material Products Manufacturers
    • Cement Plant Production Workers
    • Chemical Plant Workers
    • Packing and Gasket Manufacturing Plant Workers
    • Paper Plant and Paper Mill Workers
    • Protective Clothing and Glove Manufacturers
    • Refractory Products Plant Workers
    • Rubber Workers, including Tire Makers and Hose MakersWarehouse Workers
  • Pipefitters
  • Powerhouse Workers
  • Railroad
    • Car Mechanics and Rebuilders
    • Locomotive Mechanics
    • Maintenance Personnel
    • Workers
  • Refinery Workers
  • Sheetmetal Workers
  • Steamfitters

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