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Bestobell Steam Traps

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Bestobell Steam is a manufacturer of steam system products, including traps and valves that are used to regulate steam pressure and flow. It is now a division of Richards Industries which has its headquarters in Ohio, and a various number of divisions in China and India. Like many similar products that were made to withstand high temperatures, steam traps manufactured up until the 80’s used asbestos in their gaskets. Because of this, former employees are now at risk of developing asbestos-related lung disease.

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Bestobell Steam employees exposed to asbestos

Asbestos is a known deadly carcinogen that has been known to cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory illnesses. Manufacturers using it in their products up until 1980, did so knowingly putting their workers at risk. Steam traps were made using it because if its properties of resisting heat and durability. Bestobell developed a special steam trap in the 70s called Delta Element and which corrected problems like steam escape and trap failure. For this trap, there were eight gaskets used which were typically made with asbestos.

As exposure to asbestos fibers is extremely dangerous, if you have worked in a contaminated environment during your time at Bestobell Steam, you need to keep a close eye on your health.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Bestobell Steam are factory workers, pipefitters, and maintenance workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Bestobell Steam, 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 Bestobell Steam during the last century.

Thousands of Bestobell Steam 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 victims of asbestos exposure can get compensated too


When asbestos fibers are disturbed in the process of manufacturing products containing it or simply doing maintenance work, these fibers can get released into the air, inhaled, and get trapped inside your lungs. However, there is also the possibility that family members get exposed to asbestos as well since very often workers would bring the fibers home embedded in on their clothes. Related diseases can take many years to show signs, even after the exposure has stopped. Since industrial hygiene was not very well managed, the risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases for workers that have spent time in a contaminated environment is bigger than you’d expect.

Victims of a faulty work environment and their family members can file claims and get compensated. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease, you have to take action quickly as these cases usually have a statute of limitations. Our experienced team of lawyers has helped thousands of victims and can help you too. Contact us and we will analyze your case and help you file a claim. We’re prepared to answer any question you might have regarding the process and get you compensation.

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.