80-year-old deceased mesothelioma victim (California resident) who was exposed through his work as an aircraft mechanic doing maintenance and repair
Kiln workers are among those at risk for mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos fibers in their work environments. For many years, kilns used and manufactured products and materials that contained asbestos.
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Asbestos has been used for its fire retardant and heat resistant properties for thousands of years. Kilns utilized asbestos in furnaces, cast houses, and ovens for decades in the United States—that is, until 1979, when asbestos was finally banned due to its confirmed link with mesothelioma cancer and other dangerous diseases.
For all those years before asbestos was banned, kiln workers did not know they were being exposed to a substance that could kill them. They were not given proper training or equipment. A study in Norway that from 1953 to 1988 found steelworkers were exposed to high levels of asbestos when packing joints in incinerators. Not only that, but kiln workers can bring home those asbestos fibers on their clothes, hair, and skin, unknowingly endangering their loved ones. Symptoms of mesothelioma can arise years and even decades after exposure.
Our firm represents individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. BCH has a history of tough advocacy for workers affected by asbestos exposure on the job. We have been representing injury victims for over 30 years.
Call BCH at (713) 425-7100 for a free evaluation of your case by our mesothelioma trial attorneys.