We Know the Laws Regarding Asbestos. Call (877) 958-7920!
As you deal with an asbestos lawsuit, it is essential to have a knowledgeable
and experienced attorney by your side.
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.
How Was I Exposed to Asbestos?
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 have 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
History of Asbestos Use
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. Over the past century, it was
mined extensively by countries such as Canada, Australia, Russia, China,
Africa, and the United States in naturally occurring deposits. Thousands
of different products found in the United States have contained various
types of asbestos.
Its use in the U.S. began in the mid-1800s and continued to be found in
various products as late as the 1990s and into the 2000s because of its
heat-resistance and unique strengthening qualities, as well as its resistance
to electrical current.
Asbestos in the Military and Veterans Suffering From Mesothelioma
In many cases, veterans of the U.S. military (in all branches) have been
exposed to asbestos during their service. 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.
Veterans may have been exposed to asbestos in jobs such as:
- Machinist mates
- Boiler techs
- Ship fitters
These and others were heavily exposed to asbestos while serving their country.
Asbestos in the Workforce
The companies that owned and operated petrochemical plants and utility
powerhouses throughout the United States exposed generations of workers
to asbestos. The heaviest exposures in these types of facilities occurred
during construction or shutdown/maintenance work.
Industry workers that are frequently exposed to asbestos include:
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 lawyers at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. have represented
many individuals that were exposed to asbestos at job sites.
"My case was complex, but you untangled the details of my asbestos
exposure so that they were clear in court. I couldn’t have done
it without you."
Having an attorney who 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.