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Burns and Roe (POWERS Engineers)

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The company was established in 1932 and now operates as POWERS Engineers. It started out by building power plants, missile installations and various defense systems, and developed to a wide range of products. While Burns and Roe never manufactured asbestos commodities itself, it did operate with various products containing asbestos, and accordingly was sued repeatedly for personal injury, leading to the establishment of their asbestos trust fund in 2009.

Former Burns and Roe Workers, at High Risk for Developing Serious Diseases as a Consequence of Asbestos Exposure

Unlike the majority of companies which knowingly endangered the lived of workers, Burns and Roe were not a manufacturer of asbestos products. Nonetheless, they would use numerous hazardous materials, such as asbestos spray and wiring insulation, to prevent the equipment they were employing from overheating, which subsequently led to thousands of workers developing awful diseases as a result of exposure. The occupational groups at the highest risk include plumbers, construction workers, pipe fitters, contractors, supervisors, as well as engineers and architects. As of 2000, more than 13,500 claims were filed by former employees injured by workplace asbestos exposure. Because the company was no longer able to pay out compensation, Burns and Roe was forced to seek bankruptcy protection and as a result, they set up a trust fund in 2009 from which victims of asbestos exposure can recover the money they are entitled to.

Was Burns and Roe your employer before 1980? If so, you are at risk for developing numerous terrible diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer, as a consequence of inhaling the asbestos you encountered on the job. To promote early diagnosis and prevent misdiagnosis, which is terribly common among asbestos victims, our specialists provide screenings free of charge to anyone who worked at this company while it was using asbestos. All you have to do is send in your most recent chest X-ray and our experts will carefully examine it to detect potential abnormalities. In the unfortunate event a disease is detected, our attorneys, who specialize in asbestos cases, will help you pursue the compensation you are eligible for by filing a claim with the Burns and Roe asbestos trust fund. For additional information, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly answer any questions you might have.

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Quality Legal Assistance for the Family Members of Burns and Roe Employees Affected by Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Since the company was careless enough to employ asbestos-containing products despite knowing the awful health consequences of exposure, it is perhaps not surprising that they were not very concerned with regard to industrial hygiene either. Accordingly, there was no requirement for Burns and Roe workers to change their clothes at the end of the day so as to prevent contaminating non-occupational settings with asbestos. This was the main catalyst for secondary asbestos exposure, which was most prevalent within the families of asbestos workers. By co-existing with the asbestos dust Burns and Roe employees would carry home almost daily, family members were inevitably breathing in or swallowing carcinogenic fibers. Over time, the accumulation of asbestos fibers in their body would predispose them to awful diseases, including mesothelioma. Today, approximately 10% of asbestos victims got their diagnoses due to secondary asbestos exposure.

While money will never be able to replace health, it is important to keep in mind that secondary asbestos exposure victims can also recover financial compensation for their injuries. The legal process is similar to pursuing money as a former employee and compensation comes from the asbestos trust fund of the company as well. However, the assistance of a lawyer with vast experience in asbestos cases is essential if you intend to file a claim as a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, as such cases are very complex and require specialized knowledge. Our attorneys, who have been helping people whose health was destroyed by asbestos exposure since 1990, will aid you in your endeavors and eventually recover the maximum compensation you qualify for in the shortest time possible. Because we are aware how exhausting dealing with asbestos diseases is, your involvement in the case will be minimal. Contact us now and benefit from the money you deserve!