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Corrugated Sheets

Corrugated sheets are often used to fireproof and insulate boilers, furnaces, stoves, and various types of industrial equipment. Because asbestos minerals have the ability to withstand high temperatures and have fire-resistant properties, asbestos was commonly used to make these sheets before the dangers of exposure were truly known.

These sheets containing asbestos are not harmful when they are kept in one solid piece. The risk comes when they begin to deteriorate and break apart. When this happens, asbestos particles can be released and inhaled. Once exposed to asbestos, there is a high likelihood that you will develop an asbestos related disease, such as mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a cancer that results directly from asbestos exposure. Most patients diagnosed with this disease do not have a favorable prognosis, as symptoms do not begin to show until 40 years after exposure when it has already moved to the later stages.

If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos through working with corrugated sheets or indirectly through someone who may have passed particles on to you, mesothelioma symptoms to look out for are:

  • Persistent dry cough
  • Abdominal or chest pain
  • Weight loss
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing

If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos as a result of handling or being involved with Corrugated Sheets, and if you think such exposure may have caused you or your loved one to become ill with mesothelioma or any other form of asbestos related disease, please contact the lawyers at Clapper, Patti Schweizer & Mason for more information.