Most Alabamians follow a similar path in life. They grow up, they go to work, they get married, they have families and, one day, they hope to retire and “enjoy the good life.” High Cost Working has never crossed their minds.
Alabama has long been a state where products are made and manufactured. Our state has for many decades produced timber, textiles, aluminum, steel, automobiles, tires, oil, construction materials and paper products.
That history made Alabama a high-risk state for asbestos exposure – High Cost Working.
No one knows who many job sites across our state used asbestos from the 1920s to the 1980s. No one knows how many thousands of tons of materials containing asbestos filled the air as tiny, dust-like particles.
The only thing we do know is that men and women who worked in jobs where asbestos was present are in some cases paying a very high price.
Although they may have been retired for years, former employees from the Tennessee Valley to Alabama’s Gulf Coast are still being diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses like lung cancer and mesothelioma. In fact, it is common for asbestos cancers like mesothelioma and lung cancer to show no symptoms for 20 to 40 years after exposure.
High-risk asbestos jobs were not only related to manufacturing. Thousands of Alabama workers were exposed to asbestos in MANY other jobs, including:
- Brake mechanics
- Railroad employees
- U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veterans
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestos, regardless of what type of jobs you may have had and how long you had them, please contact the Keahey Law Firm immediately. You might be entitled to significant cash settlements. If a loved one has recently died of those asbestos-related diseases, you also may qualify for cash settlements.
Please call as soon as possible. 1-205-871-0707