If you or a loved one was a Union pipefitter in the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s, you were likely exposed to asbestos. In this video experienced New York mesothelioma attorney Mathew J. Morton discusses pipefitters’ asbestos exposure and how our law firm can help you recover compensation for your injuries.

Pipefitters went to various industrial and commercial sites to repair and install piping.

They hooked up various pieces of equipment to this piping, pumps, valves, steam traps, just to name a few. The flanges of the piping had to be connected to the flanges of the equipment through asbestos-containing gaskets.

Oftentimes, these gaskets were made out of large asbestos-containing sheet gasket material, and during the manufacturing of the gaskets by the pipefitters it is possible they were exposed to asbestos.

Additionally, once all the equipment and piping were installed, insulation had to be installed on the piping and equipment. The installation of this asbestos-containing pipe covering, block insulation and cement created tremendous amounts of dust that exposed the pipe fitters to asbestos.

Pipefitters’ asbestos exposure is, unfortunately, more common than you may think. If you or a loved one was a Union pipefitter and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please give us a call. We can help you.

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Since 1995, the attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have been helping clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, NY, who have been injured due to asbestos exposure. Through our tireless efforts, we have helped to shape and reform asbestos laws throughout the state of New York. We have a full team of lawyers devoted to representing people exposed to asbestos.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us today and we will schedule an appointment to come to your home and meet with you and your family to explain your legal rights.