Though asbestos is no longer in use in the manufacture of construction products, bricklayers faced the dangers of asbestos inhalation on the job for several decades. Furthermore, a bricklayer who is working on the repair or restoration of an old building where asbestos is present in bricks, blocks, or mortar may be exposed to tiny airborne asbestos products while on the job, even decades after use of the toxic mineral was halted.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one worked as a bricklayer and has been subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related health complication, 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?
Like most construction workers, bricklayers are at higher risk of exposure to asbestos than the general population. Among the ways that bricklayers may have been exposed to asbestos are:
- Hand mixing compound and mortar that contained asbestos fibers
- Demolition of old walls containing asbestos
- Being in the vicinity of construction work that disturbed asbestos
- Cutting and breaking firebrick and mortar containing asbestos
- Working with asbestos-containing products
Additionally, bricklayers who specialize in building furnace walls and other similar structures may also encounter dangers from old fire bricks that contain asbestos, so care should always be taken when demolishing these structures and protective gear should be worn at all times. Exposure to asbestos through any of these means could result in a diagnosis of mesothelioma later in life.
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 lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.