Factory Workers Mesothelioma Attorneys in West Virginia
West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Pennsylvania are all manufacturing states. Our workers labored countless hours in difficult environments to produce products necessary for America’s success. Unfortunately in many of our factories, asbestos insulation, refractory materials, mortars, muds, construction materials, electrical materials, gaskets, packing, friction products, and other asbestos materials were used which led to the unneccesary exposure of hard-working men and women and their families to this toxic material.
While the use of asbestos materials in factories and plants has declined over the years, factory workers are still considered to be at an elevated risk for asbestos exposure. This is largely due to the fact that many machines used in the production of goods still contain asbestos insulation, gaskets, packing, or braking materials, which continues to break down over the years. Those working with or around these asbestos materials are therefore at an increased risk for exposure to toxic asbestos fibers and the development of asbestos disease.
Asbestos Risk in Factories
Despite improvements in many facets of factory process, workers are still inhaling asbestos fibers as part of their job because asbestos materials used in original construction, original manufacture, or repair work remain in the working environment. The toxic mineral can be found in a number of machines, including grinding machines used to polish the surfaces of manufactured products, stamping presses, conveyor systems, overhead cranes, and other machines. Many parts of these machines – including grinding wheels, drive belts, conveying systems, brakes, gaskets, and packing were made with compounds that contain asbestos.
Although many of these machines initially constructed in the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s are still used today, they have been subject to a certain degree of decay. When equipment containing asbestos begins to deteriorate, asbestos particles escape into the air and can be inhaled, elevating the risk for developing asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.
However, it is not just machinery in factories that puts workers at risk for asbestos exposure. Many manufacturing and production sites were constructed with building materials containing asbestos, including insulation, siding, bricks, drywall, and floor or ceiling tiles. Many production processes may have also involved products known to contain the mineral, as it was used in adhesives that secured parts into place. One such product was asbestos tape, which was often used to seal packaging on a finished product.
Finding an Attorney
If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, including cancer or mesothelioma, it is in your best interest to contact an mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. These types of rare and aggressive diseases don’t just affect you in the long-term – they affect your family as well. That’s why it is important to seek the counsel of a qualified attorney – only a professional focused on asbestos-related conditions can effectively protect the interests of you and your loved ones.
That’s where the dedicated legal team of Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC can help. Our firm concentrates on representing those impacted by asbestos exposure and asbestos disease, including situations involving a mesothelioma or cancer diagnosis. We have assembled a team of highly skilled and compassionate attorneys who can work with you to investigate your occupational history and build a strong, convincing case that yields the results you need and deserve. Whether you were exposed to asbestos on the job, like the factory workers we have represented, or due to secondhand exposure via the work clothing of someone who worked in industry, our firm is prepared to stand by you and advocate on your behalf.
Do not delay – our attorneys can provide the sound legal guidance you are looking for. We will travel to meet with you at your hospital or home. To get started, we invite you to call Antion McGee Law Group, PLLC today at (304) 807-0739 to schedule a preliminary consultation.