Mesothelioma Attorneys - USA

Occupations with Take-Home Asbestos Risks

Houston, Texas

For almost 20 years, Houston asbestos attorneys Heard Robins Cloud & Black, LLP, have litigated against companies that knowingly exposed employees, contractors, and other victims to asbestos. We represent clients across the country and have recovered tens of millions of dollars in damages from those responsible. If you or a loved one has been the victim of asbestos exposure, please contact Heard Robins Cloud & Black, LLP, today at (800) 499-1797 to schedule a free consultation.

We specialize exclusively in mesothelioma cases and devote ourselves to serving asbestos victims. Even if you haven't been directly exposed to asbestos in the workplace, it is still possible to receive indirect exposure when someone else brings asbestos home on his or her clothing. Just like secondhand smoke, so-called take-home asbestos is a real threat to your health and your life.

While the health consequences of asbestos as an insulating material are well known and have been widely publicized, many industries still use this dangerous compound. The following occupations still have appreciable risk for take-home asbestos:

  • Miners
  • Mechanics
  • Cement plant workers
  • Firefighters
  • Power plant workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Textile mill workers
  • Appliance technicians
  • Chemical plant workers
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • HVAC technicians
  • Oil refinery workers
  • Plumbers
  • Steel mill workers

Even though asbestos is largely out of use in most of these industries, the material was so widely used, and contamination is so hard to remedy, that even years later, it's possible for workers in such industries to continue bringing asbestos home, even if they aren't exposed to it at work in their day-to-day jobs.

Asbestos remains in use for such applications as cement pipes, roofing, car transmissions, brake materials, gaskets, and clutch materials, but employees are given protective equipment to limit exposure. Such equipment, however, does not protect workers from bringing asbestos home. The insidious nature of asbestos fibers means that it easily works its way into clothing and can contaminate your home.

If you or a loved one has been affected by the devastating effects of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, you may be able to recover damages from those responsible. There's not yet a cure for asbestos exposure, but compensation can help you as you seek to put your life back together. Please contact Heard Robins Cloud & Black, LLP, today at (800) 499-1797 to arrange your complimentary consultation with one of our Houston asbestos attorneys.

Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP
2000 West Loop South, Suite 2200 Houston, TX 77027
(713) 650-1200 | Toll free (800) 499-1797

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