Sadly, auto mechanics are one set of workers that are presumed to bear an exceptionally high risk of mesothelioma. Mechanics are potentially exposed to short chrysotile fibers during the installation and repair of asbestos-containing brakes.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one worked as an auto mechanic 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?
The nature of auto mechanic work lends itself to creating asbestos dust. Unfortunately, not all workers are educated in the occupational risks and hazards associated with working in an auto shop and believe that if they do not directly inhale dust that they will not be affected. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many modern auto shops do provide respirator gear, but a lot of mechanics believe they “get in the way” or are unattractive.
Auto Parts Potentially Containing Asbestos
For many years, automobile parts that needed insulation from heat and friction were manufactured from dangerous asbestos, due its exceptional heat-resistant qualities. Such parts included:
- brake linings
- clutch facings
- transmission components
- disc brake pads
- drum brake linings
- brake blocks
Additionally, the families of auto mechanics might also be at risk for mesothelioma, as the asbestos fibers get embedded in the clothes of the worker. When he or she goes home, the fibers travel along. Then, the family breathes in the fibers and receives the same exposure. If you work in an industry or have worked in an industry with asbestos exposure and have any symptoms or any concerns about mesothelioma, please talk to your doctor about your concerns.
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.