Represented by mesothelioma attorneys Weitz & Luxenberg, the worker was able to collect $7.5 million after being exposed to asbestos-cement pipe for years.
Six companies were named in the lawsuit and each was found to have contributed to the workerâ€™s illness. The 57-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was diagnosed with mesothelioma less than a year ago.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer linked to the exposure of asbestos that affects the lungs, heart and chest cavities. It can take years to develop, making it extremely difficult to both diagnose and treat. Although current medical treatments like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are available to help patients, there is currently no cure for mesothelioma.
According to Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma lawyer Daniel Wasserberg, Esq., “Our client was a construction worker who, in the 1970s and 1980s, helped install underground water and sewer lines. These pipes — 6 to 48 inches in diameter — were made of a concrete-asbestos composite material for strength but also for ease of fabrication. The defendants made, sold or delivered them.”
The plaintiff was responsible for cutting asbestos pipes, and was exposed to asbestos fibers which eventually caused his mesothelioma.
“Our client performed his work with a gasoline-operated saw,” said Brent Zadorozny, Esq., a Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma attorney. “The cuts generated an enormous amount of cement-asbestos dust, which flew in every direction from the saw’s whirring blades and engine exhaust blast. This veritable snowstorm of asbestos dust was at times so thick you couldn’t see the person standing three feet away from you.”
After years of being covered in asbestos dust, the plaintiff eventually developed mesothelioma.
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