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American Locomotive Company Cooke Works

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1901 by the merger of Schenectady Locomotive Engine Manufactory of Schenectady, New York, with seven other locomotive manufacturers, the company was a manufacturer of steam railroad locomotives. In 1955, it underwent a name change, becoming Alco Products, Inc. Because asbestos was used for the manufacturing of locomotives, workers were heavily exposed, which increases their risk of developing a serious disease today. The company was located in New York. If you came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure at American Locomotive Company Cooke Works, you can recover the compensation you are entitled to by filing a claim with the help of a specialized attorney.

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American Locomotive Company Cooke Works employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, asbestos was highly prevalent in industries such as locomotive manufacturing, as it had numerous convenient properties, such as fire resistance, and was also very cheap. However, the health effects of exposure are awful, the mineral being able to cause serious diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you are a former worker of the American Locomotive Company Cooke Works who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to take legal action, which will help you recover the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing toxic exposure cases, our attorneys will provide you with quality legal assistance throughout the entire process, which requires minimal involvement on your part. You will only have to send your lawyer your employment and medical records, documents that will be used as evidence to support your personal injury claim with American Locomotive Company Cooke Works. Their skilled legal team will take over afterward, which will ensure a favorable outcome for your case, as our law firm has vast experience in asbestos exposure cases. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis. However, it is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should prompt you to take legal action immediately.

Thousands of American Locomotive Company Cooke Works 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

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of American Locomotive Company Cooke Works workers


Secondary asbestos exposure was a frequent occurrence among the family members of asbestos workers during the last century. Because they were not provided with any protective equipment, workers would often bring home asbestos fibers on their clothes, as well as on their skin and hair. By laundering their work clothes, their wives would inhale and ingest asbestos fibers, while their children were exposed to asbestos to a significant extent when greeting their fathers upon returning home from the job. This is how secondary asbestos exposure would occur. In the unfortunate event that you developed a disease which you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm for a free of charge case review, as you may qualify for compensation from the responsible company. If you have a case, all you will have to do is send your attorney the employment records of your family member and your medical records, which will stand as evidence to support your claim. A claim will be filed with American Locomotive Company Cooke Works, which is bound to result in fair compensation for you if you choose to work with our law firm. Lastly, it is important to know that we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not have to pay our attorneys anything unless they recover financial compensation for you.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

It is not uncommon for victims of workplace asbestos exposure to refuse to take legal action during their lifetime out of fear of a long and complicated process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member who was suffering from a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure, you can file a wrongful death claim with American Locomotive Company Cooke Works, which will eventually result in compensation. While the legal process is very complex, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to send your attorney the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their death occurred as a consequence of a disease caused by asbestos exposure. Afterward, our resourceful legal team will take over and attend to the remaining aspects of the legal process on your behalf. In the end, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your family member from the responsible company. It is important, however, to keep in mind that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.