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.

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Bell & Gosset employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Bell & Gosset Company made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity, and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. 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.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure are:

If you’ve worked at Bell & Gosset during their use of asbestos, you need to regularly check on your health.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

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.