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Babcock & Wilcox Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Babcock & Wilcox was founded in 1867 in order to produce water-tube boilers. By 1902, the company manufactured boilers for the first New York City subway. Babcock & Wilcox was involved in many U.S. government-funded projects, being awarded lucrative assignments. To this day, the collaboration between the government and Babcock & Wilcox continues. The early types of boilers Babcock & Wilcox produced required asbestos as a fireproof material. By using this poisonous mineral, the factory workers had their health affected along with boiler installers and repairmen.

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Babcock & Wilcox employees exposed to asbestos

Renowned for designing and installing the first utility boiler in 1881, Babcock & Wilcox Company had been operating for over 150 years. Ever since the beginning, their business has been focusing on manufacturing boilers for government projects and industries such as nuclear power generation. While the company was enjoying nationwide success, workers were unknowingly facing the dangers of occupational asbestos exposure. People involved in the manufacturing of boilers, as well as those who were in charge of installing or repairing Babcock & Wilcox Company products, are at risk of developing serious diseases, so we strongly advise you to monitor your health.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Babcock & Wilcox are factory workers, maintenance workers and repairmen. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to refractory materials, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox during the last century.

Thousands of Babcock & Wilcox 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 major risk for the families of Babcock & Wilcox Company workers


Have you shared a house with a family member who, at the time, was working at Babcock & Wilcox Company? If so, your health might be at stake, regardless of how much time has elapsed since then. Similarly to most U.S. manufacturers which were employing asbestos, Babcock & Wilcox Company had a lax approach when it came to industrial hygiene. Thereby, people who partook in the manufacturing of boilers were not required to shower or change their clothes when their shift ended, which would lead to asbestos fibers making their way in non-industrial environments such as households.

Today, family members of asbestos workers make up 10% of asbestos victims and they also qualify for financial compensation from the Babcock & Wilcox Company asbestos trust fund set up in 2006. With the assistance of a lawyer specialized in toxic exposure cases, you can easily recover the money you deserve if you were indirectly harmed by the products of this company. The attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have been dedicating their endeavors to helping asbestos victims since 1990 and will eagerly aid you, too.

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.