From World War II to the 1980s, workers in all facets of the steel industries were unknowingly exposed to high levels of asbestos. Instead of enjoying their “golden years,” many of those men and women are now facing the ordeal of mesothelioma or disabling lung disease.
Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer that invades the mesothelium – the lining of tissue that surround vital organs. The most common is pleural mesothelioma or cancer of the lining of the lungs. Approximately 3000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma per year and symptoms of mesothelioma generally occur approximately 20 to 30 years after the asbestos exposure.
Because of its insulation and fireproofing qualities, asbestos was widely used in steel foundries, mills and metal works:
- Boilers and turbines
- Valves, pumps and gaskets
- Welding bibs and blankets
- Fire retardant coatings
- Pipe sealants and insulation
- Wiring insulation
The Throneberry Law Group represents those iron workers and welders, machinists and mechanics, pipefitters, electricians and others exposed at steel mills and metal works sites. For a comprehensive listing of iron, steel and foundry occupations, click here. We have also represented family members who developed mesothelioma from second-hand exposure to asbestos fibers brought home on dust-covered work clothes.
We take cases nationwide and we will travel to you. Call today for a free consultation at 888-506-1131 if you or a loved one has symptoms or a diagnosis of mesothelioma or asbestos-related occupational disease.