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Deceased Plumber’s Family Blames Employer for Asbestos-Related Mesothlioma

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The family of a now-deceased, life-long plumber has filed a lawsuit against a local plumbing company, claiming it is responsible for repeatedly putting the man in contact with asbestos, which led to his fatal mesothelioma.

While working for A. Mormile Plumbing & Heating, the man was repeatedly exposed to asbestos fibers and dust, the lawsuit claims. The suit alleges the company should have been aware that their asbestos products would result in the release of asbestos fibers into the air, creating danger and risk of injury and harm to those breathing it in., leaderherald.com said.

Asbestos, a fibrous material used in a range of building materials in the 1970s in the United States was finally banned by environmental regulations in most industrial and residential applications; however, asbestos can still be found in older buildings. When airborne, asbestos fibers can be ingested or inhaled. Once inhaled, the fibers can adversely impact a person’s health. Exposure to prolonged or high levels of asbestos can lead to lung cancers such as mesothelioma, a condition that affects thousands of people who worked in industrial settings for years where asbestos was often used.

Mesothelioma’s effects cannot be reversed and symptoms could take between 10 and 40 years to develop. Risks increase with increased exposure and just a few months of exposure can lead to significant, deadly risks.

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Deceased Plumber’s Family Blames Employer for Asbestos-Related Mesothlioma was posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 9:56 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Employment Lawsuits, Personal Injury Lawsuits, Toxic Substances Lawsuits.

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