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A.W. Chesterton Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

The company was founded in 1884 by A.W. Chesterton and it was selling steamboat and engineering supplies. By 1905, A.W. Chesterton acquired Ingall’s Boiler Cleaners and Scrapers and by the late 1940s, the company expanded its product line into Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Mexico, and Canada. Between the 1960s and the 1990s, the company grew even more by manufacturing new products like sealants, cleaners, and lubricants. One of the main product lines of A.W. Chesterton was industrial sealing products and prior to the 1980s, the company used asbestos as a key component in their production.

Asbestos Screening

A.W. Chesterton employees exposed to asbestos

Specializing primarily in manufacturing industrial sealing products such as mechanical packing seals and gasket materials, A.W. Chesterton Company has come to enjoy worldwide success during the last century. Unfortunately, it was yet another business that did not refrain from incorporating asbestos in their products, as the carcinogenic mineral would substantially increase the quality and lifespan of the materials they manufactured. In addition to the people who directly participated in the production process, individuals who worked in the following industries might have also been exposed to asbestos as a result of handling A.W. Chesterton Company materials: hydrocarbon processing, nuclear power, commercial water, marine, steel, pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical processing.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at A.W. Chesterton or with their products are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for A.W. Chesterton employees.

Thousands of A.W. Chesterton employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Do you have a former A.W. Chesterton Company employee in your family? If you do, your health might also be at stake


Because asbestos companies were lacking industrial hygiene, secondary asbestos exposure would often take place in the households of workers, who would unknowingly bring home toxic fibers on their clothes. Their spouses were at the highest risk, as they would frequently breathe in asbestos fibers while laundering their work clothes. However, anyone who shared a living space with an A.W. Chesterton Company employee can develop serious diseases in the future. It is important to keep in mind that the diseases asbestos exposure can take between 10 and 50 years to ensue. Nowadays, roughly 10% of people who struggle with asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma are victims of secondary exposure.

If you suspect your illness is the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact our lawyers, who specialize in pursuing compensation for people injured by this toxic agent. With over 25 years of professional experience, they are bound to recover the money you deserve from A.W. Chesterton Company in the shortest time possible. The only documents you need to bring are the employment and medical records of the asbestos worker in question. Afterward, our attorneys and their resourceful legal team will take over and strive to obtain the most satisfactory results for you. Whether you decided to take legal action or would just like to ask something concerning the process, please feel free to give us a call and we will be glad to assist you.

Legal assistance for victims of asbestos exposure

After 1980, thousands of former employees who had developed harrowing diseases began claiming financial compensation from the company, and today, people injured by occupational asbestos exposure can easily recover the money they deserve with the aid of a specialized lawyer. We provide superior legal assistance and representation to victims of workplace asbestos exposure. For the past 30 years, our attorneys, whose primary area of practice is asbestos exposure, have been pursuing compensation on behalf of people whose health was compromised by this dangerous mineral and will eagerly help you as well. If A.W. Chesterton Company is at fault for your suffering, please feel free to contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will promptly set up a consultation with one of our lawyers.