Allied Signal, Inc. / Bendix Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

Allied came to life in 1920, after the merger between five companies involved in the chemical industry and by 1928, the company became one of the most important producers of ammonia worldwide. In 1962, Allied acquired different gas and oil properties by purchasing Union Texas Natural Gas. Another asset acquired by the company was an aerospace and automotive company by the name of Bendix Corporation in 1983. A merger valued at $15 billion happened years later between Allied Signal and Honeywell, a developer and supplier of advanced technology products. Some of Allied Signal’s subsidiaries used asbestos in manufacturing their products. Bendix made use of this toxic mineral when producing their automotive friction parts putting the lives of mechanics everywhere at risk.

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Allied Signal, Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Allied Signal, Inc. 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. As a manufacturer of automotive friction products, Allied Signal, Inc. was another company that employed asbestos for its remarkable durability throughout the last century. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

Despite asbestos being formally classified as a human carcinogen by federal agencies such as EPA starting with 1971, the company did not cease using the mineral after it acquired Bendix Corporation – a renowned developer and manufacturer of brake pads – in 1983. It was only in 2003 that Bendix Corporation gave up asbestos use for good. Therefore, if you were employed at either of these companies, we advise you to keep a close eye on your health, as you were inevitably exposed to asbestos on the job.

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.

Do you have a former Allied Signal, Inc. or Bendix Corporation Worker in your family? If you do, you might also be in danger

Secondary asbestos exposure, which occurs when one is in contact with harmful fibers without being in close proximity to the source of contamination, was unfortunately very common during the last century, as companies were lacking industrial hygiene almost completely. Thus, in addition to the 11 million workers who were being exposed to asbestos on the job daily, numerous of their family members would inhale or ingest carcinogenic fibers on a regular basis as well. Roughly 152,000 claims have been filed against Bendix Corporation between 1981 and 2009 via Honeywell, which had acquired the company in the meantime, as the awful health consequences of asbestos exposure began emerging. According to official sources, their value is estimated to be approximately $566 million.

However, people who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure are not the only individuals who can seek financial compensation. If one of your family members was employed at Allied Signal, Inc. or Bendix Corporation during the heyday of asbestos and you now suffer from lung cancer or another disease associated with asbestos exposure, you are also eligible for filing a claim to recover the money you deserve for your injury. A lawyer with vast experience in this area of practice will be glad to provide you with the assistance you need and to carefully handle the majority of complex matters on your behalf. We specialize in asbestos litigation and are confident our law firm will obtain satisfactory results for your case, regardless of how intricate it might prove to be. For additional information, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will thoroughly answer all your questions.

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.