Workers at jobsites across the United States may be at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer or other diseases as a result of on-the-job asbestos exposure. Although the use of asbestos-containing products has declined in the U.S. over recent decades, this deadly material can still be found at thousands of jobsites across the country, putting the health of workers and their loved ones at risk.
Workers who were employed in a wide variety of industries and occupations may be at risk of developing illnesses from asbestos exposure, including mining, construction, industrial factory workers, shipbuilding and repair, chemicals workers, railroads industry, steel industry, mill workers, manufacturing, electrical light and power workers, and elementary and secondary schools teachers.
Jobsites with Possible Asbestos Contamination
Asbestos Jobsites by State
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
United States Navy and Merchant Marines Ships
Veterans of the U.S. Navy or Merchant Marines may also have been exposed to asbestos during their military service. Until the 1970s, hundreds of asbestos-containing products were used onboard U.S. naval vessels, including gaskets, pipe coverings, deck coverings, clutches, brakes, and other engine room parts.
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Illnesses? Get Help!
Workers and military veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other illnesses caused by asbestos exposure have legal rights. Documents uncovered in the thousands of lawsuits filed against asbestos manufacturers have shown that the industry was aware for decade of the link between asbestos and serious illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other cancers, but failed to warn workers or the public about the risks to which they were being exposed.
The law firm of Heygood, Orr & Pearson, has tried hundreds of cases to verdict and settled hundreds of additional claims on behalf of our clients. Our lawyers have achieved verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients totaling $200 million—including settlements of more than $50 million in 2010 alone. In many of these cases, our firm has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome for our clients, whatever the cost.
For more information about filing an asbestos lawsuit, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson to receive a free consultation about your case. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001, or by following the link to our free case evaluation form located on this website.