Mesothelioma | Mesothelioma Risks in Construction Trades


Asbestos was once an often used material in the construction industry due to its strength and heat resistance properties.  As a result, construction trades involved in the renovation or repair of older buildings may be at risk of exposure to asbestos and possibly mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.  Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that attacks the lining of the organs caused by asbestos exposure.

Asbestos was common in hundreds of construction materials.  Some examples of asbestos-containing products include:

  • Wallboard, plaster and joint compounds
  • Flatboard, micarta, permaboard, millboard, rollboard
  • Brick mortar
  • Roof shingles
  • Attic insulation
  • Plumbing pipes and valves
  • Ceiling tiles and flooring materials
  • Electrical wiring
  • Paints, stains and solvents

Many of these asbestos-containing products continued to be used until the mid 1980’s.  As a result, construction trades working in new construction at that time or earlier are at a higher risk for developing asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.  Examples of construction trades with a higher risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Carpenters
  • Welders
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Roofers
  • Painters
  • Laborer
  • Demolition worker
  • Brick mason
  • HVAC installer
  • Drywall hanger and taper
  • Millright
  • Sheetmetal worker

Attorney Michael Throneberry has personal experience with mesothelioma from his father-in-law’s death. In fact, that’s what led him to devote his law practice to asbestos litigation. We understand the physical, financial and emotional impact of asbestos disease on the victim and the family. We are with you every step of the way through your medical treatment and pursuit of justice for mesothelioma.  Call the Throneberry Law Group at 888-506-1131 for a no-obligation consultation and compassionate representation.

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