Did You Develop Mesothelioma While Working As An Auto Worker Or Mechanic?
Mesothelioma is a lethal form of cancer that arises due to exposure to asbestos. No matter what industry PR will tell you, there is NO safe level of exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, many people have been exposed through no fault of their own, coming into contact with asbestos while trying to make a living.
The attorneys of Satterley & Kelley PLLC in Louisville represent people in Kentucky and around the nation who have developed mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos in the auto industry or while working as a mechanic. Even if you’re unsure of how you were exposed, it’s not too early to begin discussing your potential legal claim to compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Our reputation is built on getting results, including tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in asbestos and mesothelioma cases.
Automotive Asbestos Exposure
Until recently, many auto parts included asbestos, including:
- Brake pads
- Brake shoes
- Brake linings
Why? Asbestos was considered useful in such automotive applications due to its heat-resistance. This is crucial for brake parts, which are exposed to extreme heat in stop-and-go traffic or when “riding the brakes” coming down a hill. Unfortunately, auto parts wear down and disintegrate, allowing asbestos to escape.
Auto mechanics are particularly susceptible to exposure, as they routinely remove worn down parts that obtain asbestos. Compounding the issue, auto shops are not known for being clean and “airy,” allowing asbestos particles to remain in the environment where mechanics are working.
Call Us Today For A Free Initial Consultation
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working in the auto industry or as a mechanic, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your hardship. Call us at 800-655-2117 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation with a lawyer.