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Mesothelioma Lawyers Michigan

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in MichiganMichigan has been the epicenter of automobile manufacturing and assembly since the industry began. Before the health hazards of asbestos were well known, asbestos was widely used in the automotive industry to make exhaust systems, brake pads, gaskets and hundreds of other products. Workers who made and assembled auto parts were often exposed to and inhaled the fine asbestos fibers. Michigan is also home to numerous power plants, chemical plants and refineries. Each of these industries relied on asbestos as a fire-retardant and heat shield, exposing workers to the risk of developing mesothelioma years later.

The state of Michigan has set a three-year statute of limitations after the cause of action accrues for a mesothelioma victim to file a lawsuit. The cause of action accrues on the date the plaintiff knew or should have known of the asbestos-related disease. For that reason, we strongly urge anyone diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or an heir, if that person has passed away, to contact a mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible to determine if an asbestos-related lawsuit is appropriate.

Clapper, Patti, Schweizer, & Mason are mesothelioma lawyers who focus exclusively on helping mesothelioma victims and their families. We have successfully brought asbestos-related lawsuits for more than 30 years and have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in jury awards and settlements for our clients. We provide a free mesothelioma case evaluation, and there is no up front cost to you for our services.

Asbestos Exposure in Michigan

Michigan is a major hub for automobile manufacturing. Laborers in the auto industry of yesteryear were likely exposed to asbestos. For decades automobile manufacturers employed widespread use of asbestos to minimize the possibility of automobile fires. They readily admit that asbestos was used in brakes, clutches, firewalls, and several other parts, but they often deny its toxicity. In fact, many automobile manufacturers have gone to court to defend their use of the hazardous mineral.

Other major industries in Michigan that have exposed workers to asbestos include power plants, refineries and chemical plants. Asbestos was widely used in industrial plants because of its heat and fire-resistant properties and its heightened resistance to chemical degradation. Employees at chemical plants may have come in contact with asbestos on work surfaces, wrapped around pipes, or even in their protective gear, including gloves and face masks. Asbestos exposure was virtually unavoidable in power plants built prior to 1980, particularly those powered by fossil fuels. It was used to cover pipes, boilers, generators and other machinery.

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Michigan

If you or a member of your family have been affected by asbestos cancer in Michigan or any state in the U.S. contact Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason. Our mesothelioma attorneys are experts in mesothelioma cancer lawsuits. Our lawyers focus exclusively on helping victims of mesothelioma and have over thirty years of experience providing mesothelioma legal representation to clients across the United States. We provide free case evaluations and will fly to Michigan to meet with you in person.

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

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