Engineered stone (quartz) countertops, made from pulverized crystalline silica and resin, have caused an epidemic of severe silicosis disease in workers.

Engineered stone countertops are popular in home and commercial construction because they are less expensive than natural stone. They are also marketed to consumers as being durable, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. However, engineered stone countertops can release dangerous silica dust when they are cut, drilled, or sanded. This dust is inhaled by workers, causing severe silicosis, a serious and  fatal lung disease.

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Silicosis is a progressive lung disease caused by inhaling tiny particles of silica. These particles can scar the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms of silicosis can include cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue. In severe cases, silicosis is fatal without a lung transplant.

The risk of silicosis is especially high for workers who fabricate, cut, drill, or sand engineered stone countertops. These workers are exposed to large amounts of silica dust, which can easily be inhaled. In recent years, there have been several outbreaks of silicosis among workers in the engineered stone industry.


If you have developed silicosis, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. There is no cure for silicosis, but there are treatments that can help to manage the symptoms.

This website is an informational resource intended for the victims of engineered stone silicosis and other diseases.

An experienced engineered stone silicosis lawyer can help you recover compensation. To contact an attorney for a free case evaluation, we recommend that you call 888-514-1272 or complete a contact form today.

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