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Birmingham Ornamental Iron

Workers exposed to asbestos

Today known as Meadowcraft, the company was a manufacturer of iron furniture such as iron gates, stairways and fire escapes and was founded in 1923. By 1957, it was one of the top wrought-iron furniture manufacturers in the United States, shipping their products to all 50 states and several other countries. However, Birmingham Ornamental Iron made use of asbestos in the manufacturing of their products, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties and during the last century, it was also very cheap. Thereby, exposure was bound to occur among employees, which now places former workers at high risk of developing a serious disease. Grinders were the occupational group with the heaviest asbestos exposure at Birmingham Ornamental Iron. If you came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of working for this company before 1980, please contact our law firm to recover the compensation you deserve.

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Birmingham Ornamental Iron employees exposed to asbestos

While everyone who worked at Birmingham Ornamental Iron was exposed to asbestos to a certain extent, grinders were the occupational group with the most severe asbestos exposure, as they would have to polish iron furniture with raw asbestos, since the mineral is very durable. In the unfortunate event that you developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure that occurred while you were employed at this company, do not hesitate to reach out to us, as our attorneys specialize in toxic exposure cases and will help you file a claim with your former employer to recover the compensation you are entitled to. After the initial discussion, during which you will have to thoroughly explain the circumstances of your exposure, you will only have to provide our legal team with your employment and medical records, documents that will stand as evidence to support your case. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you qualify for if you choose to work with our law firm. However, it is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should prompt you to take legal action as soon as possible.

Thousands of Birmingham Ornamental Iron 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 serious concern for the family members of Birmingham Ornamental Iron workers


Occurring when one inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, secondary asbestos exposure was very common among the family members of the people who regularly handled asbestos on the job during the last century. Because they were not required to wear any protective equipment while working with asbestos, employees would often return home with toxic dust on their clothes, skin and hair. While their wives would breathe in and swallow asbestos when laundering their work clothes, their children would be exposed to it when greeting their father upon coming back home from the job. If you suffer from a disease you believe is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm, as our attorneys have been pursuing toxic exposure cases for over 25 years. The only documents you will have to provide your lawyer with are the employment records of your family member who worked for Birmingham Ornamental Iron and your medical records, which will be used as evidence to support your case. Afterward, the rest of the paperwork will be efficiently handled by our skillful legal team, so your involvement in the legal process will be minimal. In the end, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your physical and emotional distress, which will also help you afford better healthcare and treatment.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, victims of workplace asbestos exposure refuse to seek compensation for their diagnosis, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, our attorneys will help you file a wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation on their behalf. While the legal process is complex and tedious, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to send your attorney their employment and medical records, as well as their death certificate, which must clearly state that their life was claimed by a disease stemming from asbestos exposure. The remaining paperwork will be carefully taken care of by our resourceful legal team. You will eventually recover fair compensation on behalf of your lost family members if you decide to work with our law firm. It is important to keep in mind, however, that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.