Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos that affects the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Mesothelioma frequently occurs in people who work with and use products made with or that contain asbestos, mine asbestos, produce products from asbestos, live with asbestos workers, or work in buildings containing asbestos. 

People who worked in the following industries or occupations may have been exposed to asbestos:

  • Auto mechanics working with brake lining and clutches
  • Aircraft mechanics
  • Electricians working with wire, high voltage switchgear and motors insulated with asbestos
  • Longshoremen and shipbuilders
  • Mining
  • Plumbers and pipefitters using asbestos gaskets and packing and pipe insulation
  • Railroad workers were asbestos was used in insulation and brake linings
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Brick and stone masons and boilermakers who used asbestos gaskets, rope, insulation, mortars and cement
  • Teachers who used worn, damaged or disturbed materials or asbestos containing art materials
  • Military personnel
  • Paper mills
  • Factory and plant workers
  • Firefighters 
  • Post office workers
  • Bulldozer operators
  • Construction workers installing fire proofing and using construction materials, including insulation, roof shingles, pipes, siding, ceiling and floor tiles and installing drywall using joint taping compound

Unfortunately, Mesothelioma is resistant to cancer treatments of radiology and chemotherapy, and long-term survival is rare.

If you or a loved believes you were exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation.  Contact Heard Law Firm today for a free evaluation of your case.