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Atlantic Richfield Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) has been founded in 1966 and operated as an oil and gas extraction company with over 1.300 refineries in the US, and operations in Indonesia, the North Sea, the South China Sea, and Mexico. Between 1970-1980, ARCO was one of the biggest oil companies in the world. Since petroleum is highly flammable, fireproof materials containing asbestos were used in refinery sites. Former employees of Atlantic Richfield Company may have cause for concern regarding asbestos-related lung diseases.

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Atlantic Richfield Company employees exposed to asbestos

Asbestos products were heavily used in the oil industry until the 80s, for its abilities to withstand high temperatures and for the fireproofing and durability qualities it possessed. It was usually found in gaskets used to seal pipes or other pieces of machinery, fireproof equipment, and other construction equipment. When gaskets are disrupted or removed for repairs, they can release small asbestos fibers into the air, thus putting the workers at risk of developing lung diseases.

Although the manufacturing of asbestos products has stopped in the 80s, workers are still at risk if they are working with old pipes or machinery. Employees that have been working during the asbestos use years, need to keep a close eye on their health, as the exposure to it can lead to serious diseases. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Atlantic Richfield are factory workers, pipefitters, and maintenance workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Atlantic Richfield, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to gaskets, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Atlantic Richfield during the last century.

Thousands of Atlantic Richfield 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

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure may be eligible for compensation too


Also known as domestic exposure, secondary exposure refers to the instances in which a person comes in contact with a harmful agent without being nearby the source of contamination. Secondary asbestos exposure takes place when one inhales or ingests asbestos fibers indirectly, such as from the clothes of a family member who works with the mineral. In fact, this was the most common way secondary asbestos exposure would occur during the last century, as companies – including Utex – did not require employees to change clothes or shower before leaving the facility. Thereby, workers would often come home covered with asbestos dust, unwittingly putting the health of their dear ones in danger. Since asbestos fibers are microscopic, they could also easily attach themselves to furniture covered with fabric, such as armchairs and couches, where they would remain for decades.

If you have been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease, you can file a claim and receive compensation. Our team of lawyers, with over 25 years of experience in litigating asbestos cases are prepared to help you. Contact us for more information and we will gladly analyze your case and help you get compensated.

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.