Aircraft mechanics and repairmen are high risk jobs for developing mesothelioma because they work first hand with asbestos containing parts.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one worked as an aircraft mechanic and was subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease, 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?
Many airplane parts were historically made with asbestos because of its light weight and tensile strength. In 1981, the Navy began to replace asbestos-containing parts on Naval aircraft with parts that did not contain asbestos, but many aircraft mechanics and repairman had already been exposed to asbestos. Because of the nature of asbestos, renovations and retrofitting aircraft with non-asbestos-containing materials also carries a high risk of asbestos exposure.
Naval aircraft mechanics aboard aircraft carriers faced additional asbestos exposure from the asbestos insulation that was used so extensively on ships built prior to the 1980s. Aircraft mechanics working in shops where construction was going on faced construction-related asbestos exposure in addition to the asbestos released as a result of their own work.
If you have worked as an aircraft mechanic, particularly in retrofitting aircraft, you may have been exposed to asbestos and are at risk of developing mesothelioma. Your doctor should be aware of your history of working with asbestos. Many of the symptoms of those diseases are similar to the symptoms of milder illnesses, which can delay a proper diagnosis and reduce your options for treatment. Making your doctor aware of your possible asbestos exposure may enable an earlier diagnosis and open avenues of treatment that are not effective once the disease has progressed.
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.