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Borg Warner Automotive

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

As a result of several companies merging together, BorgWarner was founded in 1928 as a producer and distributor of automotive parts. The company continued to expand, even if in the 1970’s some subsidiaries started to branch off, arriving today to conduct its operations in 19 countries. BorgWarner, as a manufacturer of automotive parts, used asbestos for its friction products. This poisonous mineral was included in the production process from the early 1960’s to the 1980’s.

We Provide Quality Legal Assistance and Representation to Borg Warner Automotive Workers Injured by Asbestos

Specializing in manufacturing automotive components such as transfer cases and auto turbochargers, Borg Warner Automotive is a company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan which heavily made use of asbestos between 1928 and the early 1980s. Unlike many asbestos companies, it has not been needed to file for bankruptcy protection and therefore does not currently have a trust fund. Nevertheless, if you were injured by occupational asbestos exposure as a worker, a resourceful lawyer can efficiently help you recover just compensation from Borg Warner Automotive and hold the company liable for their past negligence. So far, they paid out over $700 million to thousands of former employees whose health was severely affected by asbestos exposure.

If you held down a job at Borg Warner Automotive during the heyday of asbestos, it is crucial to keep your health in check. A disease may develop at any time, considering their long latency period of up to five decades. To make matters worse, the majority of people who fall ill due to past occupational asbestos exposure do not notice any worrisome signs initially. Since lung disease is the most prevalent among former asbestos workers, we highly recommend you to undergo a screening consisting in a chest X-ray and a series of pulmonary function tests annually. Our medical specialists can examine your chest X-ray free of charge if you were employed at Borg Warner Automotive before they ceased using asbestos.

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The Family Members of Former Borg Warner Automotive Employees Are Susceptible to Lung Disease, Too

Before the company became asbestos-free, inhabiting the same house as a Borg Warner Automotive worker entailed a high risk of secondary exposure. In the absence of adequate industrial hygiene, people who took part in the manufacturing of boilers would often carry home microscopic asbestos fibers on their clothes, as well as in their hair and on their skin. These hazardous particles would later be inhaled or ingested by family members, either by laundering the worker’s clothes (in the case of wives) or by greeting the person in question (in the case of children). Unfortunately, many of these individuals came to suffer from terrible diseases several decades later.

Secondary asbestos exposure is just as dangerous as direct exposure and can cause the same diseases, from asbestosis and pulmonary fibrosis to lung cancer and mesothelioma. Therefore, if you have a Borg Warner Automotive worker in your family, you should keep a close eye on your health and seek medical attention immediately if you experience symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, a persisting cough, or fatigue. In the regrettable event you are diagnosed with a disease which ensued as a consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, our experienced attorneys will help you recover the compensation you deserve.