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Mesothelioma Lawyers North Carolina

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in North CarolinaAccording to the Environmental Working Group, a very high number of people, at least 1,027, died from exposure to asbestos in North Carolina from 1979 to 2001. Major cities in North Carolina where these deaths occurred include Raleigh and Charlotte. Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Rowan, New Hanover, Wake and Guilford Counties all had high numbers of asbestos-related deaths.

If you or a loved one has mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) due to asbestos exposure while working in North Carolina, attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason can help. Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason are mesothelioma lawyers with over 30 years of success. We understand the stressful and complicated mesothelioma legal process. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlement compensation for mesothelioma patients and their heirs. Our expert mesothelioma lawyers have the tools and knowledge to determine the specifics of your asbestos exposure. Our attorneys provide a free mesothelioma case evaluation, and there is no up front cost to you for our services.

Asbestos Exposure in North Carolina

Industries in North Carolina where workers may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos include steel mills, power plants, textile mills, paper mills, shipyards, and other marine industries.

Steel plant workers made the parts that built America's skyscrapers, bridges, airplanes, automobiles and a variety of items that are part of everyday modern life. Steel processing generates a great deal of heat. Prior to 1980, asbestos was used to line high-temperature equipment such as ovens, furnaces, tanks and boilers. Steel plant workers often wore protective clothing made from asbestos fibers, putting them at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases many years later.

Textile mills and paper mills, like all manufacturing plants, generate high amounts of heat during the manufacturing process. Because industrial fires were always a great concern, asbestos was widely used for its insulating and fire retardant properties in textile and paper processing machinery. Workers who maintained these machines frequently had to precisely trim and fit asbestos coated metal and gaskets to size. In the cutting and grinding process, asbestos fibers would become airborne, and maintenance workers were susceptible to breathing in this toxic substance.

North Carolina is home to several power plants and power stations. Because of the intense heat buildup during the power generation process, asbestos was commonly used prior to 1980 as an insulator and fire retardant. Asbestos protected power plant equipment regularly exposed to extremely high temperatures, such as boilers, generators and turbines. Asbestos was also used to fireproof roof structures and floors. When floors and ceilings were repaired, asbestos dust was distributed throughout the powerhouse, putting everyone at risk of asbestos inhalation. Workers sometimes wore clothing made from asbestos fibers to protect them from high levels of heat.

Shipyard workers were at high risk of asbestos exposure until the 1980’s because asbestos was used so widely in the shipbuilding industry to prevent fires at sea and to protect components from hot temperatures and corrosion. Asbestos was commonly 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 were exposes to asbestos on a daily 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.

Some of North Carolina’s shipyards include:

  • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
  • Cardinal Line
  • New Bernard Shipyard

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in North Carolina

If you or a member of your family has been affected by asbestos cancer in North Carolina or any state in the U.S., contact Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason. Our mesothelioma attorneys are experts in mesothelioma cancer lawsuits. We have over thirty years of experience providing mesothelioma legal representation to clients across the United States. We offer a free case evaluation and can fly to North Carolina to meet with you in person.

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