June 20, 2021

Asbestos

Mesothelioma Lawyers in Massachusetts

Asbestos is a class of minerals containing six species: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite. Asbestos has been used for more than 4,500 years and has been commercially mined and used since the late 1800s.

Asbestos FibersAsbestos has been shown to cause mesothelioma when inhaled or ingested. Massachusetts residents are particularly susceptible to this condition because many of the old buildings in the state were constructed using asbestos. Additionally, the proximity to large bodies of water led to a burgeoning shipbuilding industry, one of the most susceptible professions.

The industries most likely to have had exposure to asbestos include:

  • Steamfitting
  • Metal works
  • Power/chemical plants
  • Shipbuilding
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Automotive
  • Textile
  • Railroad

There are more than 400 sites in Massachusetts that have been shown to contain asbestos. This is an astronomical amount for any state and is most likely due to the old construction.

In addition to the buildings, there are also two asbestos deposit sites in the state. The W.R. Grace & Company in North Cambridge is infamous for its management’s alleged knowledge of the dangers of asbestos and subsequent failure to warn its employees.

If you or a loved one lived or worked in Massachusetts and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our experienced Massachusetts mesothelioma lawyers can help you to gain compensation for your mesothelioma claim. Please contact us today for your free case evaluation by calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) or emailing.