Exposure to Asbestos From a Shipyard or Power Plant
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Many workers in shipyards, plants, and powerhouses were exposed to asbestos even after the dangers of asbestos became known in the 1970’s. Minerals that break apart in the air contain fibers that can be swallowed or breathed in causing irreparable harm to the stomach, lungs, throat, and skin. Diagnosis can be difficult because the symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear for 20 years after the asbestos exposure. At The Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, P.C., we offer aggressive and strategic representation to recover compensation for the victims and families of toxic exposure of asbestos in shipyards, plants, and oil refineries.
Power Plant Exposure
Heat in the production of power plants requires the need for insulation resistant to heat and flame. Asbestos is a product resistant to heat and flames, including electricity. Powerhouses contain miles of hot water pipes, electrical cables, turbines and generators insulated by asbestos containing products. Workers in power plants wore protective clothing made from asbestos. Many workers in power plants spent decades working in toxic environments and in constant exposure to asbestos.
Shipyard and Plant Worker Exposure
Oil refineries have hundreds of miles of pipes insulated with asbestos. Even after the harms of asbestos were known, workers on shipyards and oil refineries wore protective clothing made 100% of asbestos. Workers were even told to use asbestos made respirators even though the dangers of asbestos were known. We work to hold all responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Over decades thousands of shipyard workers and Navy veterans were exposed to asbestos. Many times this exposure took place in small places with little ventilation. Navy veterans, workers who repair barges, ships, and submarines who are diagnosed with mesothelioma should contact an attorney as soon as possible for a consultation about compensation for injuries sustained while working on a shipyard or plant.
Contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, P.C., for a free initial consultation with an experienced mesothelioma and asbestos-shipyard personal injury lawyer serving clients nationwide.