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Over the past century, asbestos was often used as an ingredient in a multitude of different construction, insulation, and manufacturing materials. Asbestos-containing materials have been used to insulate steam pipes, boilers, turbines, pumps, valves and other industrial equipment. However, even if you haven never worked in an industrial setting, you could still be exposed to asbestos. Asbestos was also an ingredient in more common types of products such as floor and ceiling tiles, drywall joint compounds and textures, shingles and roofing cement, plaster, cement pipe and board, and automotive brakes and clutches.

Asbestos exposure is still rampant in the United States, especially for older citizens who are displaying symptoms years after first contact. At Shrader & Associates L.L.P., we have a team of asbestos lawyers ready to represent clients nationwide that were exposed to this toxic chemical.

If you have been exposed to asbestos or are just now discovering signs that you were in the past, call (877) 958-7920 for a free consultation. We have offices in Texas and Illinois.

Asbestos in the Military

In many cases, veterans of the U.S. military (in all branches) have been exposed to asbestos during their service.

Veterans may been exposed to asbestos in jobs such as:

  • Machinist mates
  • Boiler techs
  • Mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Carpenters
  • Ship fitters
  • Engine men
  • Insulators

These and others were heavily exposed to asbestos while serving their country. Exposure to asbestos in the military can range from Navy personnel who were responsible for ship repairs and maintenance operations to members of other branches of the military engaging in construction work, maintenance on aircrafts, mechanic work on vehicles, or simply maintenance on military base equipment.

Asbestos in the Workforce

The companies that owned and operated petro-chemical plants and utility powerhouses throughout the United States exposed generations of workers to asbestos.

Industry workers that are frequently exposed to asbestos include:

  • Boilermakers
  • Insulators
  • Pipefitters
  • Welders
  • Millwrights
  • Ironworkers
  • Laborers
  • Operators

The heaviest exposures in these types of facilities occurred during construction or shutdown / maintenance work. Construction workers in residential and commercial construction trades, such as carpenters, plasterers, roofers, painters, HVAC installers and repairmen, and electricians have also experienced occupational asbestos exposure. For example, drywall joint compound contained asbestos in many cases until the late 1970s and certain asbestos-cement pipe used for water and sewer lines contained asbestos well into the 1990s.

If Your Work Exposed You to Asbestos, Call Shrader & Associates L.L.P.

The inhalation of asbestos fibers is the only known cause of mesothelioma, and also increases the risk that persons may develop other types of cancer, such as lung cancer. The asbestos attorneys at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. have represented many individuals that were exposed to asbestos at job sites. Having an attorney that understands and recognizes the various types of exposure that can occur in different occupational settings is essential in asbestos lawsuits.

We provide services across the United States. Call (877) 958-7920 to tell us about your exposure.

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