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Bell & Gossett Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Bell & Gossett is a manufacturer of pumps, valves, heat exchangers, and accessories for plumbing. It started as a family-owned business, over 100 years ago but it quickly became one of the largest plumbing manufacturers in the US. As the company grew, they started to concentrate more and more on engineering, developing, and producing components in order to improve heating systems. During WW2 and up until the 80s, the use of asbestos in plumbing products all over the US rose, and the Bell & Gossett Company is no stranger to it. Workers might have been exposed to asbestos, which put them at serious health risk.

Asbestos Screening

Bell & Gosset employees exposed to asbestos

There is no ”safe” level of asbestos exposure. The fibers arising when tempered with, are a potential hazard to human health. Up until the point when it was regulated in the 80s, many manufacturers have used it in their products, especially when it comes to plumbing due to its heat resistant qualities and durability. Its use has put workers and other individuals using such products at risk.

If you’ve worked at Bell & Gosset during their use of asbestos, you need to regularly check on your health. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure are factory workers, construction workers, and maintenance workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Bell & Gosset, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to pumps, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Bell & Gosset during the last century.

Thousands of Bell & Gosset 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 have the right to receive compensation too


Asbestos has been a known carcinogen ever since 1920, but many companies chose to simply disregard the warnings. Plant workers producing Bell & Gosset products and maintenance workers were heavily exposed to the risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases.  Over time, asbestos fibers that are present in the air can accumulate in the lungs, producing inflammation and leading to the development of serious lung diseases.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 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.

Have you shared the same house with someone who worked at Bell & Gosset and is now struggling with a serious disease? If so, we advise you to contact our attorneys at your earliest convenience, as you, too, are eligible for compensation from the asbestos trust fund of the company. With the aid of a specialized lawyer, you will benefit from the money you deserve in the shortest amount of time possible. Our attorneys specialize in cases of asbestos exposure and have so far helped over 230,000 injured people. It is important to take action as soon as you find out about your diagnosis, as asbestos cases have a statute of limitations. If the statute of limitations, which varies depending on the state, expires, you lose your right to compensation. Do not hesitate to give us a call and we will gladly help you navigate the legal process.

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.