Although the manufacturing industry knew of the dangers of asbestos exposure as early as the 1920's, they kept this secret from the public in the name of the bottom line. As a result millions of people have faced life-changing, often fatal conditions including mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer and asbestosis.
Many people were placed at risk by raw asbestos fibers, but many more workers were exposed through contact with the hundreds of manufactured products that contained asbestos. The fibers were mixed into floor and ceiling tiles, pipe coverings, paper, paint, bricks, cements and insulation. Those who worked on or in the vicinity of boilers, turbines, heating and steam pipes were also placed at risk of developing asbestos-related cancers. Scroll down to view a list of manufacturers of products that contained asbestos.
Workers who have had prolonged exposure to airborne asbestos fibers are at risk of developing malignant mesothelioma. The disease usually starts in the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen, and frequently spreads to other areas of the body. Asbestos exposure is far and away the leading cause of the disease. In some cases mesothelioma develops years after exposure, making diagnosis difficult.
Although lung cancer has many causes, exposure to asbestos increases the percentage of people who suffer from the disease. Smokers who were exposed to raw asbestos or asbestos-containing products suffer an increased likely hood of developing lung cancer. As with mesothelioma, lung cancer may develop years after the exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is a known cause of digestive tract cancers such as laryngeal, stomach and colon cancer. Asbestosis, a progressive scarring of the lungs, is also caused by exposure to asbestos fibers.
The Present State of Asbestos Litigation
After years of facing justice in America’s courts, many of the most prominent manufacturers and contractors who mined or manufactured asbestos products filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While this process did not relieve these defendants of their liabilities, it did allow them to postpone compensation. Presently, however, many of these companies have emerged from bankruptcy and begun the process of accepting claims. With years of experience and expertise in the complex field of asbestos litigation, we will fight to ensure that you get the highest compensation possible from the Trusts.
|These are just some of the defendants that we are currently working on claims against:
Babcock & Willcox
United States Gypsum
If you worked at any of the following sites you are at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. Call us today at (800) 783-0081 to learn about your rights.
Alcan – Terre Haute, IN
AO Smith – Milwaukee, WI
Appleton Paper Mill – Appleton, WI
Bethlehem Steel – Burns Harbor, IN
Blatz Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
Braidwood Nuclear Power Station – Braidwood, IL
Breed Power Station – Fairbanks,
Briggs & Stratton – Milwaukee, WI
Caterpillar – Joliet, IL
Caterpillar – Peoria, IL
Cayuga Power Station – Cayuga, IL
Chrysler Corporation – Kokomo, IN
Consolidated Paper – Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Dresden Nuclear Power Station – Morris, IL
Eli Lilly – Clinton, IN
Eli Lilly – Indianapolis, IN
Eli Lilly – Lafayette, IN
Gary Works/US Steel – Gary, IN
Havana Power Station – Havana,
Indian Refinery/Texaco – Lawrenceville, IL
Indianapolis Light & Power – Indianapolis, IN
Inland Steel – East Chicago, IN
J&L Steel – East Chicago, IN
Joliet 9 Power Station – Joliet, IL
LaSalle Nuclear Power Station – Seneca, IL
Lauhoff Grain – Danville, IL
Marathon Refinery – Robinson, IL
Miller Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Valley Power Station – Milwaukee, WI
Mobil Oil Refinery – Joliet, IL
Nicolet Paper – DePere, WI
Oak Creek Power Station – Oak Creek, WI
Pabst Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
Point Beach Nuclear Power Station – Kewanee, WI
Port Washington Power Station – Port Washington, WI
Powerton Power Station – Pekin, IL
Schlitz Brewery – Milwaukee, WI
South Works/US Steel – Chicago, IL
St. Luke’s Hospital – Milwaukee, WI
Thilmany Pulp Mill – Kaukauna, WI
University of Illinois – Champaign, IL
University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
Wabash River Power Station – West Terre Haute, IN
Weyerhauser – Marshfield, WI
Whiting Refinery (AMOCO), Whiting, IN
Youngstown Sheet & Tube – East Chicago, IN
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