Mesothelioma and Electricians

Mesothelioma and Electricians

Mesothelioma and Electricians

To those of you who have relatives and friends that have worked as electricians and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, they and you may be entitled to substantial recoveries. There recently was a case filed in St. Louis on behalf of a union electrician who worked for a number of different employers in the Wisconsin/Illinois, areas.  He worked for much of his career around asbestos insulated fixtures and wire manufactured by a number of companies, including the Okonite Company. The electrician frequently stripped insulation from the wire, which caused the release of asbestos fibers.  At 72, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma and underwent treatment for that, including chemotherapy.  He ultimately died from mesothelioma. As a result, the jury awarded over $4 million for the individual’s pain and suffering, and almost $2 million to the spouse for post-death loss of consortium.  There were also some additional small amounts awarded. The purpose of this blog is to inform you that even though electricians are not most often thought of as being exposed to asbestos, they are actually in contact with items that contain asbestos on a regular basis, and they and their families may be entitled to recovery if they suffer from mesothelioma. If this applies to any of you, you may contact Zak Zatezalo or me, Jim Bordas, at the Bordas & Bordas law firm.