Welding is uniting metallic parts by heating
and allowing the metals to flow together. The material used to join the
metal parts is called consumables. These consumables are welding rods,
welding electrodes, welding wire and contain, among other elements, manganese, a
known neurotoxin. The concentrated fumes and
caused by the welding process inhaled by a welder can cause a wide variety of
movement disorders. Among these is Parkinson's Disease, parkinsonism, manganism,
Manganese induced parkinsonism and manganese poisoning.
All of these conditions are diseases of the brain cells and central nervous
system. The symptoms of these disorders are tremors, loss of balance, loss of
facial expressions, slowed movement, stiffness of limbs, and difficulty walking.
It is estimated that there are over one half million welders in this country.
The manganese toxins produced during the welding process can lead to serious
disabilities. These disabilities manifest themselves at an average of fifteen
years earlier than in the general public.
The Law Offices of Bosslet & O'Leary has an experienced team of welding
rod, manganese and Parkinson's Disease attorneys who have obtained the only jury
verdict in the United States against the welding rod manufacturers. Our team
provides competent, aggressive representation for those individuals who have
been injured by the exposure to welding fumes. If you or your loved one has
history of exposure to welding fumes and suffers from the symptoms of
Parkinson's Disease, manganism, parkinsonism, manganese induced parkinsonism, or
manganese poisoning, call us today.
Call Law Offices of Bosslet & O'Leary, LTD. at (800) 634-6648, (618) 876-8440 or (314)
231-1113 for your free legal consultation.
Terrence V. O' Leary
Robert W. Bosslet, Jr.