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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.

If You Held Down a Job at Abex Corporation, You Are Susceptible to Numerous Asbestos Diseases

Specializing in friction products such as brakes, Abex Corporation is another company which heavily made use of asbestos, the carcinogenic mineral whose inhalation can lead to mesothelioma. 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.

If you are a former Abex Corporation worker, the best way to prevent tardy detection of a potential disease is having your lungs checked by a specialist once a year. A chest X-ray will quickly reveal the amount of asbestos fibers in your lungs, as well as whether there is tissue damage, while a series of pulmonary function tests will let your physician know if the carcinogen has affected your breathing capacity. Our medical experts offer free asbestos screenings to people who were employed by Abex Corporation. All you have to do is send us your most recent chest X-ray and the specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will carefully examine it.

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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.