Asbestos In Brake Pads
As a naturally fire-retardant material, asbestos was used widely in products for which extreme heat is an issue. Brake pads and shoes are just two of the products that contain asbestos and continue to put workers at risk for diseases such as cancer.
If you worked as an auto mechanic or manufactured auto parts, you were likely exposed to high levels of asbestos. At Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, we represent workers who have developed asbestos-related cancer. Our experience in asbestos litigation means that we have the knowledge and skill to pursue compensation for you.
Representing Auto Workers And Mechanics
For decades, asbestos was used in the manufacture of brake pads and shoes for cars, large trucks, trains and heavy machinery. Workers such as mechanics and auto parts manufacturers were subject to inhaling and/or ingesting asbestos fibers during the course of their jobs. Today, mechanics may still be at risk for exposure because brake pads and shoes manufactured in other countries often contain asbestos.
Asbestos exposure may result in serious diseases, including:
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Esophageal cancer
Typically, cancer does not develop until many years after the initial exposure. In mesothelioma cases, it may be up to 50 years until the cancer develops.
If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with cancer, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. We can also represent family members who have lost a loved one to wrongful death from asbestos exposure.
Contact Our Ohio Mesothelioma Attorneys
Please call our Cleveland office at 800-398-1795 to schedule a free consultation.