For decades, asbestos was commonly used in construction materials such as insulation, fireproofing, joint compounds, and plaster and patching compounds. Valued for its fire-retardant properties, few workers suspected at the time that asbestos exposure could lead to disabling and fatal diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. Types of construction workers who carry a high risk of exposure include insulators, electricians, HVAC workers, drywallers and plasterers, plumbers and pipefitters, and carpenters doing renovation work.
Brayton Purcell LLP obtained a $13,227,939 verdict for a retired San Francisco electrician who contracted mesothelioma. The assessment included $6 million in punitive damages from Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc.
Compensation for Construction Workers With Mesothelioma Injuries
If you worked in a construction trade and have contracted an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, you have the right to claim compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. This is in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled to receive.
At Brayton Purcell LLP, headquartered in Novato, California, we are experienced mesothelioma attorneys for construction workers. Our law firm is committed to helping our clients get maximum compensation for their losses and suffering. With 23 attorneys, we have the case development and advocacy skills needed to handle challenging asbestos cases.
Identifying the Risk of Exposure to a Construction Worker
When we represent you, our law firm will deploy its resources to build a strong case for you. We will document your work history and association with asbestos-containing construction materials. Our California mesothelioma lawyers will work with medical specialists to determine your medical needs so that we can demand compensation for those costs. Brayton Purcell LLP will vigorously advocate for you in settlement negotiations or in court, seeking full compensation for your losses and suffering.
Discuss Construction Worker Mesothelioma Cases with a Workplace Asbestos Exposure Attorney
To learn more about the asbestos litigation process and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve, contact our mesothelioma attorneys. We represent clients across the U.S. A workplace asbestos exposure lawyer could help construction workers pursue compensation for mesothelioma-related losses or other injuries.