Asbestos Exposure in Glass Plants
The glass manufacturing industry employed hundreds of thousands of Americans during the 20th century. Prior to the 1990s, glass workers were exposed to asbestos equipment, including insulated tanks, tongs, pumps, valves, and boilers.
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is highly friable, meaning it breaks down into a fine dust over time. This dust, when inhaled, is the sole known cause of the deadly and highly aggressive cancer mesothelioma. Workers employed by glass plants prior to the 1990s were exposed to asbestos dust during the course of their regular duty, and were never warned of the dangers. Different types of companies were aware of these dangers as early as the 1920s, but chose to keep this information secret in order to continue profiting off of asbestos. As a result, many former glass industry workers continue to be diagnosed with mesothelioma every year.
Victims of the asbestos industry need lawyers who are well-versed in asbestos law. Belluck & Fox attorneys have years of experience and a history of success taking on the asbestos industry. We have won over $500 million on behalf of our clients and their families. Settlements and verdicts provide our clients with the means to pay for cancer treatments and provide mesothelioma peace of mind for you and your family. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, 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.
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