Throughout their careers, many plumbers in Massachusetts were exposed to asbestos which later caused them to develop mesothelioma. Because they often work in cramped spaces without protective gear, plumbers often inhaled asbestos particles as they cut asbestos gaskets, sawed through drywall and joint compound, soldered and joined pipes, or removed pipe and block insulation. Plumbers working in buildings constructed prior to 1973, when spray-applied asbestos was used in many buildings for fireproofing and insulation purposes, are especially vulnerable to developing mesothelioma. Shepard O’Donnell has successfully helped plumbers win significant settlements from mesothelioma lawsuits.

How Were They Exposed?

Plumbers were likely exposed to asbestos by these materials:

  • Thermal Insulation
  • Cement
  • Joint compound
  • Boilers
  • Duct connectors
  • Tanks
  • Pipes
  • Welding rods
  • Valve packing
  • Gaskets
  • Valves
  • Pumps

If you or a loved one worked as a boilermaker in Massachusetts and has developed mesothelioma, contact us for a free case evaluation to learn whether you might be entitled to compensation. Shepard O’Donnell has successfully litigated hundreds of asbestos-related cases, often resulting in life-changing verdicts or settlements for our clients.

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