In Detroit and elsewhere, the high rate of mesothelioma and other deadly illnesses in America’s auto factory workers continues to be a growing concern.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has worked in an automobile factory and been exposed to asbestos, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
A link between auto workers and cancer began gaining attention in the 1970s. During this time, asbestos-related cancers such as mesothelioma began cropping up in an unusual number of industry employees. The cause, as it turns out, is the extended amount of time that auto employees spent working around asbestos-laden brake pads and clutch plates.
Brake linings are made with asbestos because of the level of heat resistance that asbestos adds to the material of which the linings are made. Workers who handled and installed the brake linings were exposed to asbestos dust from the product. In addition, many other auto parts may have contained asbestos. As a result of handling those parts, including packing and unpacking, installing, sanding, buffing, polishing, grinding and drilling them for installation, asbestos fibers may have been released into the air.
Many people assume that asbestos is banned for use in the United States, but that is only partially true. Asbestos has been banned for many uses, but it is still used in many products, including brake linings. In addition, while asbestos may not be used in manufacturing parts made in the United States, many of the parts used in automobiles are manufactured elsewhere, such as countries that do not have the same standards for asbestos use as the United States.
Do I Have an Auto Factory 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 auto factory mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.