Individuals employed in the welding industry are a high risk demographic for dangerous asbestos exposure and the resulting health complications. The dangers were completely unknown back in the 1970’s, so protective items actually contained the dangerous substance. Symptoms can take decades to develop, making it fairly common for career welders to see a new diagnosis in present day.
Asbestos was a major part of the welding industry, found in protective gear, fibers released in the air, and the welding rods themselves. It is a fact that Hobart Brothers Company and Lincoln Electric Company both used asbestos in the manufacturing of their welding rods. Frequent first-hand exposure on the job is not the only way that the material is introduced into the body. Unfortunately, family members could just as easily suffer from second-hand residue brought home on the clothes and hair of the welder.
A positive diagnosis of Mesothelioma or Asbestosis should be investigated with the expertise of a trusted lawyer. Collecting sufficient data regarding employment history and the chance of exposure is a delicate process. Some companies offer compensation to qualified former employees, but other individuals have to take legal action against companies that have yet to admit liability.
Act fast to get the help you need for the best chance to receive the compensation you and your loved ones need after a Mesothelioma lung cancer diagnosis. Even if you do not have an aggressive disease, you have a right to take action against harmful conditions caused by your former employer. Contact our attorneys at (800) LUNDYLAW today for a personal consultation regarding your potential case.