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Asbestos Exposure Attorneys

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Asbestos Warning

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 and clutches.

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
  • Mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Carpenters
  • Ship fitters
  • Enginemen
  • Insulators

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:

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

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.

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"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."
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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.

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