Civil engineers encounter a variety of different scenarios while on the job that may put them in contact with asbestos. Despite the fact that there have been no new uses of asbestos since the late 1970s, civil engineers that worked with construction material prior to that time may have regularly been exposed to the hazardous material.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one worked as a civil engineer and was subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related health condition, 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 civil engineer is one of the oldest type of engineer. They are responsible for designing, building, and maintaining all of the public infrastructures necessary for a growing population. Civil engineering covers a number of specialties, such as water resources, the environment, construction, and transportation. Any of these positions could have brought civil engineers in contact with asbestos and products containing asbestos, and therefore put them at risk of developing an asbestos related illness like asbestosis or mesothelioma.
In the past, a visit to any construction site was almost certain to expose the visitor to asbestos. Few contractors understood the dangers of asbestos and almost no one took any safety precautions to reduce the amount of asbestos dust floating in the air. Since asbestos was so widely used, both as a construction material and as parts of the equipment used for construction, asbestos fibers were thick and heavy in the air.
Even those who began practicing the art of engineering after the U.S. government issued warnings about asbestos use may still encounter the toxic mineral when working where asbestos is still present and has not yet been substituted for a safer material. This could happen in any place at any time, so engineers working in scenarios that may include old asbestos should always take precautions, including donning face masks or respirators where necessary.
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 asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.