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Brauer

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Brauer was established in 1881 and has remained a family-owned business since. It started out by making stove replacement parts, then expanded both products and markets, and began an insulation business that is still active. Since a number of its products, as was common at the time, used asbestos until the late 1970s or early 1980s, Brauer established an asbestos trust fund in 2012.

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Brauer employees exposed to asbestos

Considering the manifold convenient properties of asbestos, it should not be surprising that shortly after the Industrial Revolution, it came to be known as “the miracle mineral”, becoming the go-to raw material for numerous industries. Although over 5,000 different consumer products in the U.S. would contain asbestos during the last century, insulation was by far the most popular. Specializing in the manufacturing of various types of insulation, a process that would release tremendous concentrations of asbestos fibers in the air, Brauer was one of the nearly 2,000 employers held liable in asbestos exposure lawsuits after the 1980s. If you had a job at this company during the heyday of asbestos use, you are likely to develop serious diseases in the future.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Brauer are factory workers, maintenance workers, insulators, and even electricians. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Brauer, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to sealer, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Brauer during the last century.

Thousands of Brauer 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

The spouses and children of former Brauer workers might have been indirectly exposed to asbestos


Although the majority of asbestos victims are people with a history of occupational exposure, 10% of those who suffer from mesothelioma – which is caused only by the inhalation of asbestos fibers – have never handled this toxic mineral themselves. Secondary asbestos exposure would often take place in the families of Brauer employees, as they were not required to change their asbestos-laden clothes before returning home. Thus, spouses and children would come in contact with asbestos on a regular basis, inevitably breathing in hazardous fibers which could later afflict them with devastating illnesses. Moreover, because asbestos fibers are extremely small and have a rough texture, they would also attach themselves to pieces of furniture covered with fabric, such as couches or armchairs, which led to further contamination.

Secondary exposure is just as dangerous as primary exposure since airborne asbestos represents a health hazard regardless of the circumstances in which one encounters it. If you lived under the same roof as a Brauer worker for an extended period of time and are now struggling with lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, or asbestosis, secondary exposure is most likely the cause of your disease. Having dedicated their endeavors to providing superior legal assistance to asbestos victims and their families since 1990, our attorneys will efficiently help you recover the compensation you deserve from Brauer’s asbestos trust fund. Whether you decided to file a claim or would just like to find out more about the process, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly answer all your questions.

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.