Asbestos Exposure in Aerospace Factories
The advent of the aerospace industry created jobs during the twentieth century. Responsible for the design and production of aircraft, missiles, rockets, and spacecraft, over a million Americans were employed by aerospace companies at the industry’s height during the 1980s. Unfortunately for these workers, aerospace factories typically used asbestos materials and equipment prior to the 1990s. This included brakes, hoses, engines, and insulation material for planes. The planes had asbestos-containing pumps, valves, boilers, and other equipment.
The companies that sold these asbestos products to aerospace factories knew that asbestos posed serious health risks to factory workers. Despite this, the asbestos companies did not warn workers of these dangers. Many retired workers from the aerospace industry have developed mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that most often forms on the lining of the lungs.
Belluck & Fox attorneys are asbestos experts. We have won over $500 million in compensation on behalf of our clients, including settlements for former New York aerospace workers. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were employed at any of the companies listed below, it is likely you were exposed to asbestos while on the job. Mesothelioma is a preventable disease that is only caused by asbestos, and it is your right to seek compensation from the asbestos companies. Contact us online or over the phone at 877-MESOTHELIOMA (637-6843), and one of our partners will be in touch to discuss your case. To learn more, click here to receive a free mesothelioma information package.