I think I have been exposed to asbestos over the years from more than one employer. Who do I go after in an asbestos lawsuit? How can I get proof?


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Asbestos Exposure Multiple Employer Injury Law

I think I have been exposed to asbestos over the years from more than one employer. Who do I go after in an asbestos lawsuit? How can I get proof?

This is exactly the situation where you are best off working with an attorney who is experienced in dealing with asbestos exposure cases. The trades that typically involved the heaviest asbestos exposure include insulating, pipefitting, boilermaking, shipbuilding, working in power plants, working in chemical plants, working in refineries, construction, carpentry, working with brakes, and working with railroad engines. You and your attorney will essentially reconstruct your work history to determine every job that you held in one of those industries or any other job that you held that might have involved asbestos exposure. Your asbestos attorney can then work to find out which jobs actually, or most likely, did expose you to asbestos, so that you can institute lawsuits against every possible employer, asbestos manufacturer, or safety equipment manufacturer.

Identifying the manufacturer and the specific asbestos products, and even your past work history, can seem challenging, but it is the lawyer’s job to work with you to discover the responsible parties. Most companies, even those that have merged or gone out of business, still have records to indicate what products and safety equipment were used and, in some cases, the manufacturers of the products and safety equipment may also have those records.

Even though memories of job sites and products are hard to reconstruct after decades and placing the product on the job site where you worked is difficult, it is not impossible and attorneys who have worked with this type of litigation know how to get this information. Do not let the passage of time since your possible exposure or your feeling that it will be almost impossible to get the information you need stop you from contacting an attorney who is experienced in dealing with asbestos exposure cases.

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