Along with virtually every other product of the Industrial Age, asbestos made its way into many parts and components of the personal automobile. Since the automobile industry got its start in the late 1890s, asbestos has been used in a variety of automobile parts & accessories.
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What’s the problem?
For many decades, asbestos has been used by the automotive industry in brake pads and linings, clutch facings, and gaskets. Millions of these products still remain on vehicles currently in use today, which poses a severe risk of asbestos exposure to current and former auto mechanics across the country.
Although attempts have been made to ban, or at least regulate asbestos in automotive and other products, these efforts have been only partially successful. Because of the massive outsourcing of American manufacturing over the past 30 years to countries with little or no safety regulations, automotive parts containing significant amounts of asbestos continue to enter the country. Older vehicles, particularly those built prior to the 1980s, are likely to have many asbestos-containing components as well.
The asbestos and corporate industries were aware of the health hazards involved with asbestos, but continued the widespread manufacturing of the substance anyways. Millions of people have been wrongfully exposed for financial gain. The amount of incidents in relation to the asbestos scandal has lead to mesothelioma lawyers protecting victims’ rights by helping them file lawsuits against the companies responsible for their illness.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set further standards in working with asbestos and avoiding automobile exposure. By following their listed practices, car owners and mechanics can substantially minimize the chances of asbestos exposure.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.