Rubber Workers and Toxic Substance Exposure
Personal Injury Lawyer in West Virginia
Rubber workers have unknowingly faced a number of hazards in the workplace.
Exposure to toxic substances without adequate information or protection
continued for decades. Many products used in the production of rubber
and tires contained
asbestos which can cause
mesothelioma all the way down to protective gear. Additionally, solvents such as
benzene are used in quantity during the manufacturing process. Inhaling solvents
or absorption through the skin places workers at increased risk of developing
a number of different cancers.
Major tire manufacturers were informed in 1980 that their employees were
becoming ill because of exposure to dangerous toxins and did not implement
effective safeguards. Their lack of concern and failure to act, left many
dealing with life threatening injuries.
If you have lost a loved one or have been diagnosed with an illness resulting
from exposure to a toxic substance, then you may be entitled to financial
compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages that resulted
from the harm caused.
Cancer Causing Exposure
Asbestos is so dangerous that some family members of workers have contracted
mesothelioma because of second-hand exposure. This can happen due to asbestos
fibers being carried home on clothing.
Other dangerous substances standardly used include nitrosamines and dry
compounds. Fumes given off by tires and barrels of various solvents, especially
benzene, can result in the development of a number of serious illnesses
- Aplastic Anemia, Leukemia (over-creation of white blood cells)
- Lymphomas (cancer originating in the lymphatic system)
- Multiple Myeloma (tumors arising in bone marrow
- Bladder cancer
- Lung cancer
These cancers may
develop in less than a year or take as long as four decades to appear. A
West Virginia personal injury attorney at our firm has the resources, experience and commitment to prove
liability in a personal injury claim against a company of any size.
Call (888) 510-6547 to consult with a Wheeling, WV personal injury lawyer
from Hartley Law Group, PLLC!