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Asbestos Dangers for Machinists

Machinists are invaluable workers in today’s society because of their expert handling of many different types of machines. Machinists continue to be in high demand in a variety of industries, including construction-related jobs. However, many machinists may have been exposed to asbestos prior to its ban in 1979. Asbestos is fire-resistant and strong and was used in all kinds of construction jobs. Sadly, though, asbestos can also cause devastating health problems such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.

If you worked as a machinist before the 1980s and have been exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help pay for your treatment costs for any asbestos-related diseases you may now have. Contact the experienced mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Hart today at 800-781-3955 to discuss your legal options.

Signs of Asbestos Exposure

Unfortunately, many construction site workers, including machinists, had no idea that they might have been exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos because asbestos manufacturers typically concealed the adverse health conditions associated with this substance. The signs of asbestos exposure tend to appear decades after the initial exposure occurred, and they should be addressed immediately. Some of the symptoms of asbestos exposure include:

  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Persistent cough
  • Coughing up blood
  • Lung complications

All of these signs may be indicators that you have been exposed to asbestos, particularly if you were a machinist who worked on construction jobs.

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The effects of asbestos can be traumatic and even deadly. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos, contact the experienced mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart today at 800-781-3955 to learn more about your legal options.

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