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Mesothelioma and Construction Workers

For decades, the construction industry commonly used asbestos, even after the health risks were discovered. Unfortunately, construction workers were unknowingly exposed to the toxic material and later diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, The Gori Law Firm can help. Our mesothelioma lawyers have obtained justice and compensation for thousands of clients throughout the United States.

  • Asbestos was a popular construction material during the 20th century thanks to its natural durability and resistance to heat and fire.
  • Construction workers are at risk for developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases due to asbestos exposure through asbestos-containing construction materials.
  • Construction workers diagnosed with mesothelioma can file a lawsuit against those responsible for their asbestos exposure or file a claim with an asbestos trust fund.
  • Family members of those who have died from mesothelioma may file a wrongful death suit against asbestos product manufacturers and others responsible for their loved ones’ asbestos exposure.
  • The skilled asbestos lawyers at The Gori Law Firm are ready to fight on your behalf for the best possible settlement or verdict.

Mesothelioma Lawyers for Construction Workers

Construction workers have dangerous jobs, but one of the biggest dangers is one they can’t see— occupational asbestos exposure. As a result, mesothelioma is a common disease among construction workers. 

Asbestos in construction was widespread for much of the 20th century since it was highly durable, resistant to heat and fire, and relatively inexpensive to mine and produce. By the late 1980s, doctors firmly established the product’s link to mesothelioma, so its use in new products was limited. 

Due to its long latency period of 30 to 40 years, construction workers exposed to materials with asbestos before the 1980s are most at risk for mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

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You may be eligible for significant compensation that The Gori Law Firm can fight for on your behalf.

Compensation Options for Construction
Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Several different types of legal claims are available to construction workers with mesothelioma.

Product Liability

If you are a construction worker diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may file a mesothelioma claim under product liability law to seek compensation from companies that used asbestos in their products. In a product liability lawsuit, you need not establish negligence to prove your claim. If a company makes or sells a defective product, they are liable. You must prove your injuries, the connection to the product, and that you used the product as intended. 

Mesothelioma settlement amounts vary, but they average over $1 million. 

Asbestos Trust Fund Claim

As personal injury claims began to pile up against manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, many declared bankruptcy. The courts required these companies to establish asbestos trust funds to compensate people exposed to asbestos through their products.

More than 60 asbestos trust funds exist, with a total of $30 billion remaining. An experienced asbestos attorney can evaluate your claim and pursue the maximum payout available. 

Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Claims

If your loved one passed away from mesothelioma caused by exposure on construction sites, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death mesothelioma claim. This type of claim allows an estate representative to file suit and seek compensation on behalf of the deceased’s surviving family members for funeral and burial costs, loss of the deceased’s income and support, damages for the family’s grief, and other losses.   

Regardless of which type of claim you file, you must do so before your state’s statute of limitations expires. Most states require you to file within one to six years of diagnosis, so it’s essential to contact a mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. 

Personal Injury

When a construction worker is diagnosed with mesothelioma, they can sue those responsible for their on-the-job asbestos exposure. Those who can be held liable include manufacturers, sellers, property owners, and contractors. For example, you could sue an insulation manufacturer if you worked on a construction site in the 1980s that used asbestos-containing insulation.

Filing a personal injury claim allows you to seek the following compensation:

If you’ve had a long career and worked at multiple job sites, it may be challenging to identify the parties responsible. The experienced asbestos attorneys at The Gori Law Firm have access to an extensive collection of information, including asbestos sites, products, and jobs, to make this process easier.

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Our Mesothelioma Results for Construction Workers and Their Families

Filing a mesothelioma claim can require extensive research into your job site history and what products you were exposed to. Cases can take from several months to a few years to resolve. You need the skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced attorneys at The Gori Law Firm on your side.

No one should have to navigate the complexities of a mesothelioma claim alone. At The Gori Law Firm, we support our clients on their journey to justice. Our entire team works closely with each client to provide the personal support and resources they need throughout their cases. We also help clients find the necessary resources outside the courtroom, such as medical experts specializing in mesothelioma treatment in your area. 

The Gori Law firm has been litigating mesothelioma claims for over two decades. Our asbestos attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our proven track record of successful results demonstrates our commitment to achieving justice for workers affected by asbestos exposure. We can help you pursue the results you deserve.

Construction Jobs Most at Risk of Exposure

Any job that involves handling or working around asbestos-containing materials poses a risk for occupational exposure. The risk is particularly high for jobs involving tasks that disturb asbestos-containing products. In the past, occupations with a high risk of asbestos exposure included mining or milling raw asbestos material, construction work, and manufacturing of asbestos-containing products.

Some of the most common include:

Because they face potential asbestos exposure on nearly every job, it can be difficult for construction workers to pinpoint a single source of exposure. An experienced mesothelioma attorney can help.

Construction Products Containing Asbestos

Asbestos was widely used in the construction industry throughout most of the 20th Century, especially in buildings constructed before the 1980s.

Common construction products containing asbestos include the following:

Get Help With Your Mesothelioma Claim

We can help retrace the work history of building trade workers to identify who they worked for, what projects they worked on, and what asbestos products they used or were likely exposed to. 

The Gori Law Firm has recovered more than $4 billion in compensation for mesothelioma victims or their survivors in cases nationwide. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos disease, our mesothelioma lawyers can help. 

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