If you have ever worked in an Air Products & Chemicals plant, you may still be at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease, such as asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma. There were numerous health hazards associated with employment at a chemical production facility, and the presence of asbestos materials at the plant was a continual danger.
Asbestos was so commonly used in the chemical industry because it is very effective industrial insulator. The material is durable, cheap and highly resistant to heat and fire. As a result, many chemical plant employees may have been exposed to such toxic asbestos materials, leading to terminal illnesses like mesothelioma.
There are hundreds of chemical plants operating across the country. If your employer fails to protect workers from asbestos hazards, and you develop asbestos-related diseases and lung conditions, you may have a successful claim.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated asbestos and personal injury lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims.
Nearly any worker employed in an Air Products chemical plant could be at risk of developing occupational diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Anyone working in an older workplace where insulation may be deteriorating is at risk of inhaling toxic fibers, which can get lodged in tissue surrounding the lungs and cause permanent damage.
Chemical plants are known to contain large amounts of piping that connect manufacturing and storage areas. These pipes, as well as equipment like tanks, boilers and pumps, likely contain asbestos. Positions that may be at particular risk include engineers, maintenance workers, electricians, pump system operators, boilermakers, pipefitters, and insulators.
Mesothelioma and other lung diseases can sit dormant for many years, and symptoms may not surface until decades after exposure. When the first symptoms appear, they could include:
America’s chemical companies have had a tumultuous past. They had a legal and ethical duty to provide former workers with safe working conditions in warehouses and factories. When they failed to protect these staff, they were bound to compensate families in the event of related illness, cancer or death.
Workers in Air Products & Chemicals plants who have developed occupational cancer or other related health issues should not hesitate to seek medical and expert legal assistance.
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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
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It is obvious now that after many decades of denying any risk to health, employers may have known the risks and failed to warn of the serious health repercussions of working around toxic materials. Filing a lawsuit helps to raise the awareness of OSHA violations and help compensate families for damages and losses.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), dozens of jobs may have exposed workers to asbestos. You could have a claim with several different positions.
It is estimated that there will still be thousands of new cases due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos. If you do have health problems, call an attorney to investigate a claim.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.