Electricians are vital in today’s world. These skilled tradesmen install, connect, repair and maintain wiring and electrical systems in buildings, ships, aircraft, spacecraft, and machinery of all types. It’s an exciting job – but one that bears a certain element of risk. And unfortunately, along with the obvious risk of electrocution, electricians have always been endangered by their exposure to hazardous materials while on the job. Among these, none has caused as much suffering over the decades as asbestos. Electricians with mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure are far too common.
Asbestos-based building materials were phased out during the 1980s. Unfortunately, this means that electricians involved in renovation work are among those most at risk from asbestos exposure. Construction materials including drywall, insulation, ceiling tiles, wiring insulation, paints, siding materials, paper products, and electrical cloth are only a few of the materials containing “legacy asbestos” to which electricians are regularly exposed today.
The link between mesothelioma and electricians is well-established. If you are an electrician suffering from mesothelioma or other health problems caused by asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the parties responsible. Our attorneys specialize in providing legal counsel to electricians with mesothelioma, and we encourage you to contact the Johnson Law Group for a free consultation regarding your case.