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Burnham Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Burnham Corporation was founded in 1905, in Lancaster, PA, and is the parent company of numerous boiler and related HVAC products and accessories manufacturers. Until the 1980s many manufacturers have been using it as a component in their products, and Burnham Corporation is one of them. Burnham Commercial for example, which is one of their subsidiaries has been involved in numerous lawsuits over their use of asbestos in their products. Exposing their workers to an asbestos-contaminated work environment may have put them at risk of developing serious lung diseases.

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Burnham Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

Asbestos fibers were added in products to make them more durable and resistant to heat and fire. Although it was a known carcinogen ever since 1920, companies continued to use it, thus putting their workers at risk of developing related lung diseases. Burnham’s boilers contained asbestos up until the 1980s when the use of it was regulated in the US. Anyone who manufactured these products or has worked with them, is at risk of developing a serious illness, because of the fact that asbestos fibers can contaminate the air when disturbed. When inhaled they get trapped inside the lungs, running a huge risk of developing diseases like mesothelioma over time.

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

Thousands of Burnham Corporation 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

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure are entitled to receive compensation as well


As boilers and related products contained asbestos, they represent a danger not only to factory workers but also to anyone who has worked in their vicinity. Boilers usually had asbestos insulation around their walls, in tube banks, internal pipes, and gaskets, and they sometimes even contained raw fibers. These materials still remain in old installations and could be endangering even people working with them today. There are a number of jobs that exposed individuals to asbestos-related diseases, such as boiler workers, technicians, repairmen, steamfitters, pipefitters, industrial workers, and maintenance workers. Many victims have filed lawsuits against Burnham Corporation in the last years as a result of their faulty work environment.

If you are a former employee who has been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease as a result of your time at Burnham Corporation, you have the right to receive compensation. We have been working with asbestos cases ever since 1990, and have the necessary experience to help you throughout the process of filing a claim. Contact us and we will gladly answer all your questions about what you need to do in order to get compensated.

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.