Asbestos in HiTemp Pipe Covering

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With asbestos related litigation filling the courts today, and people falling ill with mesothelioma, many are tracing their paths back to discover the culprits of their illness. HiTemp pipe covering was often used before the 1970s and as a result many were exposed to the asbestos contents found in this product.

Where Was HiTemp Pipe Covering Used?

HiTemp pipe covering was used in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, mostly in insulation made and manufactured by the Philip Carey Manufacturing Corporation. Thousands of asbestos-containing pipe coverings were sold and used in basements, factories, heating and air systems as well as in boiler rooms.

What are the Illnesses Associated With Having Worked With HiTemp Pipecovering?

Unfortunately, numerous workers who now have lung cancer and other asbestos related illnesses like mesothelioma were directly exposed to HiTemp pipe-covering. Once lodged in the [pleural] area these fibers can injure lung cells and result in lung cancer or asbestosis which is a term used to describe replacing healthy lung tissue with damaged or scar tissue. In addition, asbestos fibers can also be directly swallowed by people working in [closed or] confined spaces with exposed asbestos.

Factory workers are most at risk

If you once worked with HiTemp pipe-covering or helped manufacture it, you are in a high risk group. If you are a relative of someone who once worked for Philip Carey Manufacturing Group or installed these pipe-coverings in buildings, it is important to seek medical and litigation help, if you haven’t already done so.

Most people who worked with HiTemp pipe-covering have already fallen ill and died of mesothelioma. Some are still living and suffering with this condition and need to know their rights and receive compensation. Virtually anyone who breathed asbestos dust is at risk…People in the vicinity of boilers and piping often are at risk. So too are their families, as asbestos often was carried home on the clothing of the workers.

Is there any cure for mesothelioma?

The answer is no. However, medical researchers are doing all they can to minimize the symptoms and suffering related to the illness. It is imperative to seek help immediately. Successfully treating a serious disease such as malignant mesothelioma depends on how early a diagnosis can be made. One reason why malignant mesothelioma is such a dangerous disease is that its symptoms often do not present themselves until the cancer is advanced.