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Mesothelioma Lawyers Connecticut

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in ConnecticutConnecticut is home to numerous shipbuilding facilities, submarine bases and power generation plants. All of these industries have historically placed workers at high risk of asbestos exposure. Additionally, Connecticut has many old and historic buildings. Since homes and commercial buildings were typically constructed with asbestos-containing products prior to 1980, workers involved in the repair of older buildings may still, today, come in contact with dangerous levels of asbestos. Before its dangers were widely known, asbestos was commonly used in insulation, roofing materials, floor tiles and millboard. Exposure to any amount of asbestos needlessly puts workers at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.

Connecticut had 495 asbestos-related deaths from 1979 through 2001 alone, with 249 from mesothelioma. Hartford County experienced 121, the highest number of deaths. We strongly urge anyone diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or an heir, if that person has passed away, to contact one of our mesothelioma attorneys to determine if an asbestos-related lawsuit is appropriate. Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason are mesothelioma lawyers with over 30 years of experience. We can explain your legal rights and help you understand what to expect from a mesothelioma lawsuit. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlement compensation for mesothelioma patients and their families. We provide a free mesothelioma case evaluation, and there is no up front cost for our services.

Asbestos Exposure in Connecticut

Because of its location on the Atlantic Coast, Connecticut has a long history of shipbuilding. It has also been home to several submarine bases. Shipyard workers, in particular, were at risk of asbestos exposure until the 1980s. Asbestos was widely used in ship building to protect components from hot temperatures and corrosion, including: valves, gaskets, insulation, pipe covering and packing materials. The U.S. Navy used numerous asbestos products for ship construction until the mid-1970s.

Asbestos was used in boiler rooms, engine rooms, sleeping quarters and hallways. Shipyard workers who constructed these areas were likely exposed to asbestos while installing asbestos-containing materials. When navy ships returned from a mission, shipyard workers who made repairs and conducted overhauls also experienced asbestos exposure on a routine basis.

Longshoremen and other port workers may also have been exposed to asbestos while loading and unloading ships. Wrapping materials, crates and pallets for transporting products often contained asbestos fibers. Anyone who handled items being off-loaded from a ship or who delivered a load aboard a ship was at risk of breathing asbestos into their lungs.

Power plants in Connecticut have also been a primary source of asbestos exposure. Prior to the 1980s, power plants commonly used asbestos for pipe insulation, valves, boiler jackets, fireproofing sprays, heat-resistant flooring and specialized concrete. Due to the high temperatures and fires that can occur at power facilities, workers sometimes wore safety clothing made from asbestos to protect them from heat.

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Connecticut

If you or members of your family have been affected by asbestos cancer in Connecticut or any state in the U.S., contact Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason. Our mesothelioma lawyers are experts in mesothelioma lawsuits. We have over thirty years of success providing mesothelioma legal representation to clients across the United States. We will provide a free case evaluation and can fly to Connecticut to meet with you in person. There is no up front cost to you for our services.

If you are in need of mesothelioma medical information or treatment, visit our list of Connecticut mesothelioma treatment centers. Mesothelioma attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason are here to help.