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Defective Respirator/Dust Mask

Product Liability Litigation Attorneys

Workers exposed to heavy air pollutants and contaminants are required to wear respiratory protection or dust masks to prevent inhalation of dangerous particles that can cause severe respiratory diseases. Unfortunately, some of these masks have been ineffective or contain defects, even leading to dangerous cancers, such as mesothelioma, and severe pulmonary disease, such as progressive massive fibrosis. While some employers are required to provide these masks to employees, it is the responsibility of the dust mask manufacturers to manufacture a safe product.

Dust masks and respirators are common in occupations such as:

  • Coal mining
  • Shipbuilding
  • Auto shops
  • Construction/demolition

At Plotkin, Vincent & Jaffe, we are dedicated to prosecuting claims for individuals who have contracted lung disease from their use of defective dust masks or respirators. We have experience both on the defense and plaintiff side of claims litigation, a valuable skillset that enables us to handle complex and large-scale cases.

Based in New Orleans, our product liability lawyers are able to handle cases for clients all across the United States through relationships with co-counsel licensed to practice in any state in which a claim is brought.

Defective dust masks and respirators can lead to serious health issues such as:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung cancer
  • Silicosis
  • Black lung disease
  • Progressive massive fibrosis

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When you contact our law firm, we can review the details of your claim and discuss your available sources of financial recovery. Our attorneys are committed to maximizing the compensation for each client, whether through negotiation or litigation. We can walk each client through the entire process while advocating for their interests.

To learn more, contact our team at (855) 473-1833 or online.

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