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American Oil Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

The company was founded in 1910 in Baltimore, Maryland and was a manufacturer of oil and chemicals. In 1930, American Oil Company became part of Amoco Corporation, which was a refinery located in Whiting, Indiana. During the last century, it made use of large amounts of asbestos, which is why today, numerous former workers came to struggle with terrible diseases as a result of workplace exposure, as they were not provided with the equipment they needed when maintaining and repairing machinery which contained asbestos components. However, if you were injured by asbestos on the job, you can recover the compensation you deserve with the help of a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure cases.

Asbestos Screening

American Oil Company employees exposed to asbestos

Because asbestos was highly prevalent at American Oil Company as insulation for various machinery and equipment components, employees were inevitably exposed to the dangerous mineral, which increases their risk of developing a serious disease now, as diseases caused by asbestos exposure take between 20 and 50 years to occur. While everyone who worked at this company was exposed to asbestos to a certain extent, the heaviest exposure occurred in mechanics, who would often have to handle asbestos components when maintaining or repairing machinery and equipment. If you have a diagnosis as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure, our attorneys, who have been helping victims of toxic exposure for over 25 years, will help you file a claim with American Oil Company, which will result in the maximum compensation available for you. Thereby, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm for a free of charge case review. The occupational groups that were exposed to the asbestos products of this company are:

Our attorneys will determine whether you are eligible for compensation after a thorough discussion with you. If you are, they will promptly begin working on your claim, for which you will have to provide your employment and medical records as evidence. Furthermore, because solid proof must accompany your claim, our resourceful legal experts will conduct research of their own to discover additional evidence for your case. Eventually, you will receive the money you are entitled to. However, it is important to keep in mind 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 Oil Company 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 Oil Company workers


Secondary asbestos exposure, which occurs when someone inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, was very frequent among the family members of American Oil Company before 1980. Therefore, if you lived under the same roof as a worker who handled asbestos on the job, you were also exposed to asbestos, though to a lesser degree. Nevertheless, secondary asbestos exposure can be as dangerous as occupational asbestos exposure, since no amount of asbestos is safe for the human body. In the unfortunate event that you developed a disease you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm, as you may be entitled to compensation. After you explain your situation to our legal team, our attorneys, who specialize in toxic exposure cases, will determine if you are eligible for compensation. If you are, they will begin preparing your claim, which will also be filed against American Oil Company. While complex and tedious, the legal process will only require you to send your lawyer the employment records of your family member and your medical records, documents that will accompany your claim as evidence. In the end, you will recover fair compensation for your injury if you choose to use the services of our law firm. It is important to know that we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not owe our legal team any money unless our attorneys obtain 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 seek legal assistance during their lifetime, as they often fear a long and complicated process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease that was the result of occupational asbestos exposure, you can file a wrongful death claim to recover the compensation you deserve on their behalf. Since 1990, we have been providing quality legal assistance to victims of asbestos exposure and their surviving family members and will gladly help you file a wrongful death claim, too. The only documents you will need to send your attorney are the employment and medical records of your family member, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their life was claimed by a disease caused by asbestos exposure. Afterward, our skillful legal team will efficiently take care of the remaining aspects of the legal process for you, which will allow you to focus on more important matters in the meantime. Within 3 months to one year, depending on the complexity of your case, you will receive the compensation you are entitled to from American Oil Company. It is important to know, however, 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.