Borg Warner Automotive

Workers exposed to asbestos

As a result of several companies merging together, Borg Warner was founded in 1928 as a producer and distributor of automotive parts. The company continued to expand, even if in the 1970s 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 1960s to the 1980s.

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Borg Warner employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Borg Warner 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. 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. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

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.

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.

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 that you are diagnosed with a disease that ensued as a consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, our experienced attorneys will help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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.