A former union carpenter from North Tonawanda, New York, recently received a total of $1.2 million in settlements for his asbestos-related injury (mesothelioma). The case, which has been fully settled, was brought against several manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing joint compound, fireproofing and pipe covering. Our client worked as a union carpenter, and beginning in 1963, he was exposed to asbestos when he worked at residential and commercial job sites as a carpenter.
During the course of approximately forty years, our client was exposed to asbestos-containing building materials during the construction phases of apartment buildings. He was also exposed to asbestos-containing pipe covering and fireproofing materials when he worked in the vicinity of pipe insulation workers and fire proofers who applied asbestos-containing insulation materials at commercial job sites. The application process of these building materials emitted dangerous levels of asbestos dust and fibers, which our client inhaled.
In 2007, and as a result of his exposure to asbestos-containing building materials, our client was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma at the age of 61.