Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings

Workers exposed to asbestos

Formerly known as GenCorp and, subsequently, as General Tire and Rubber Company, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings is a U.S. manufacturer renowned in the aerospace and defense industries. The company was founded in 1915 in Akron, Ohio, and is still in business today. Initially, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings was manufacturing rubber products, but it diversified into broadcasting, aeronautics, and rocket design several decades later. Nowadays, the company has its headquarters in El Segundo, California. Sadly, like numerous companies from these industries, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings exposed workers to asbestos, as the mineral was involved in rubber manufacturing, as well as in weapon manufacturing during the last century. If you worked for this company and came to struggle with a disease related to asbestos exposure, you should reach out to our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases and can help you get the money you are entitled to.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings employees exposed to asbestos

The company has been a substantial player in the hypersonic propulsion systems for many years, as the work of employees when it comes to weapons is estimated at $100 million. This accounts for 5% of the entire revenue. Furthermore, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings has one of the highest exposure levels to hypersonic weapons of all Defense contractors. Regrettably, in the past, the company exposed workers to asbestos, namely the employees who were involved in the manufacturing of rubber and those who were part of the aerospace industry. Because the process of making rubber requires extreme heat, asbestos was naturally chosen to prevent explosions and to shield workers and machinery from fire. In rubber plants, asbestos was often found insulating pipes to protect against high temperatures and chemicals.

Furthermore, asbestos would be present in the gaskets used to seal pipes, equipment, and pumps. To make matters worse, the very buildings where employees would work were built with asbestos products such as floor tiles and ceiling tiles. Lastly, the workers involved in the manufacturing of rubber would be additionally exposed to asbestos from the talc that was used during the molding process. It was usually dusted on finished products to help the removal from the mold. Since talc occurs in close proximity to asbestos in the earth, the inhalation of talc dust is nearly as dangerous as breathing in asbestos fibers.

In the weapon manufacturing industry, employees would polish the weapons with asbestos, as the fibers are rough and durable. The process of manufacturing weapons also requires extreme heat, and asbestos was a significant part of the process in this case as well. In 2016, a couple, John DeCastro and Vicki DeCastro, filed a lawsuit against the company because Mr. DeCastro developed lung cancer after having worked for Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings. The following occupational groups were exposed to asbestos by Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings during the last century:

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

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

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings

People who lived under the same roof as Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings workers before 1980 have a significant risk of developing a disease as a consequence of secondary asbestos exposure. It occurs when a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, such as the clothes, skin, and hair of employees who handle asbestos or asbestos products directly. Usually, the wives of asbestos employees would be exposed to asbestos when laundering the work clothes of their husbands, whereas the children would breathe in and swallow asbestos fibers when greeting their fathers upon coming back home.

If you were diagnosed with a disease related to asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer, and you shared a house with an Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings worker during the last century, we strongly advise you to call our legal team, as you may be entitled to compensation. The legal process will be relatively the same as filing a regular claim for asbestos exposure if we determine that you are eligible. Our attorneys will gather all the evidence and prepare your claim for submission. Within several months, you will receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

If you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, you should know that you have the right to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf to recover compensation. Although the sum of money will be smaller than if they would have filed the claim themselves, the compensation may still help you with the funeral expenses and past medical expenses of your deceased loved one.

The first step you have to follow if you decided to file a wrongful death claim is to contact us and explain your situation by giving our legal team as many details as possible. You will also have to send us the employment and medical records of your family member, as well as their death certificate. If we establish that you qualify for compensation, we will efficiently prepare your claim, and several months after submission, you will obtain the money you are entitled to.