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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.

If You Have Been Working in an Asbestos Contaminated Environment Your Health Might Be at Risk

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. Our medical experts offer free screenings to former employees, to help determine whether or not there is cause for concern.

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Victims of Asbestos Exposure Can Get Compensated


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. 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 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.