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Aircraft Mechanics and Asbestos Exposure

Were You Exposed To Asbestos As An Aircraft Mechanic?

Aircraft mechanic

Aircraft mechanics must have cutting-edge knowledge of today’s commercial, private and military aircraft. But many mechanics also worked on aircraft dating between the 1930s and the 1970s. This means that many aircraft mechanics may have been exposed to asbestos fibers on the job. Before the 1980s, many materials found in aircraft contained asbestos, which can cause deadly illnesses like mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Fortunately, aircraft mechanics do have legal recourse following asbestos exposure. If you worked on aircraft built before the 1980s and you believe that you inhaled asbestos fibers, The Gori Law Firm can assist you. With over 100 years of combined experience, our law firm has the knowledge and skill to help workers in Illinois and elsewhere the United States obtain compensation for their asbestos exposure.

Many Aircraft Components Contained Asbestos

Asbestos was once a common material in many types of equipment. However, scientists and health professionals gradually realized that the myriad tiny fibers in asbestos can settle in the lining of the lungs, causing dangerous health problems. Before the public knew of the health risks, airlines used asbestos in:

  • Insulation
  • Cockpit heating systems
  • Heat shields
  • Electrical wiring
  • Adhesives and epoxies

Aircraft mechanics handle these products every day. Aircraft mechanics may also inhale asbestos fibers that cling to other workers’ clothing.

Even if it has been years since you worked on a pre-1980s aircraft, you may still become ill: Asbestos-related illnesses can take decades to manifest.

Contact An Asbestos Lawyer Today

You deserve financial compensation if you suffered asbestos exposure on the job. Contact the mesothelioma attorneys at The Gori Law Firm to discuss your case and learn your legal options. Call our office in Madison County at 618-659-9833, or contact us online.

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