Because blacksmiths work with heated materials, they have historically had to use asbestos-containing materials. Those who worked as blacksmiths before the 1980s were at an extremely high risk of being exposed to asbestos in a number of different ways.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has worked as a blacksmith 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?
Throughout the 20th century, the use of asbestos caused blacksmiths to be exposed to tiny airborne particles that flaked off panels or other asbestos items they worked with. When asbestos flakes off and is inhaled, the dust makes its way into the person’s lungs where it can cause any number of diseases including asbestosis, pleural plaques, or mesothelioma. It can also get on the person’s hair, clothing, or shoes and be transported home. Thus family members may also be at risk of asbestos exposure even if they don’t work in the blacksmith shop themselves. Once in the lungs, it causes tissue irritation and eventual scarring.
Asbestos has been proven to cause pleural mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. A number of blacksmiths have developed pleural mesothelioma as a result of working with asbestos-contaminated materials. Those who have worked as a blacksmith may have been exposed to asbestos and are at risk of developing pleural mesothelioma. Such persons at risk should make their doctor aware of their potential asbestos exposure to have regular checkups for signs of asbestos disease.
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.