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Abex Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

The company started in 1928 as a producer of railroad car brakes and wheels. They went on to produce parts for ships, airplanes, and eventually cars. Abex was acquired in 1968 by a railroad company named Illinois Central Industries Inc. and later it was merged with Pneumo Corporation forming the Pneumo Abex Corporation. This led to the company shutting down its facility. Manufacturing mostly friction products, Abex used the mineral known as asbestos in order to prevent the possible dangers steamed from loose sparks. This went on until 1978 when Abex put a stop to its operations.

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Abex Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Abex Corporation made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. Specializing in friction products such as brakes, Abex Corporation is another company that heavily made use of asbestos, the carcinogenic mineral whose inhalation can lead to mesothelioma. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

The majority of their employees were construction and metal workers, but automobile and railroad mechanics who had a job at Abex Corporation are also at high risk of developing terrible diseases. Sadly, the human body cannot eliminate asbestos. Therefore, after inhalation, asbestos fibers remain stuck in lung tissue, where they might give way to a disease such as lung cancer or pulmonary fibrosis over time. Due to the absence of perceivable symptoms, most people who suffer from asbestos-related diseases receive a diagnosis only when it is too late.

Thousands of Abex Corporation 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

The victims of secondary asbestos exposure are eligible for compensation too


Living in the same place as someone who works with asbestos entails a considerable risk, as contamination can and will happen very easily. Regrettably, this was the situation for most asbestos workers during the last century, who would unknowingly put the health of their loved ones at risk by simply returning home from their jobs. Since asbestos was so prevalent back in the day, some employees would come home covered in visible asbestos dust, whose hazardous nature no one suspected. This way, the family members and relatives of asbestos workers inhaled toxic fibers on a regular basis, which for many would later prove deadly.

Do you believe your diagnosis is the result of secondary asbestos exposure? With over 25 years of experience with asbestos cases, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will gladly evaluate your situation and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. At the moment, the asbestos trust fund of Abex Corporation, which also provides money to victims of secondary exposure, has approximately $307 million set aside for claimants.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.