Combustion Engineering

Workers exposed to asbestos

The company started in 1912 following the merger between American Stoker Company and Grieve Gate Company. The initial products manufactured by Combustion Engineering were boilers, fuel systems for them, and dryers. By 1990, the company was manufacturing cement, plastics, synthetic fibers, and delved into oil and gas exploration. Asbestos was involved in Combustion Engineering’s history from World War II when it started manufacturing and distributing asbestos-lined boilers and continued the use of this dangerous mineral in the production of other materials long after the war ended.

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Combustion Engineering employees exposed to asbestos

Shortly after it was founded, Combustion Engineering became a national leader in the development of fossil and nuclear steam supply power systems. However, it was not until the middle of the last century that the company began including asbestos in their operations, which has recently resulted in over 100,000 lawsuits from injured workers. Interestingly, the U.S. Navy was one of the primary buyers of the boilers manufactured by Combustion Engineering. People in the following industries are also at risk for developing terrible diseases as a consequence of past asbestos exposure, as the company supplied numerous businesses: foundry, insulation, aerospace, iron and steel, chemical, textile, railroad, construction, longshore.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at Combustion Engineering or with their products are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for Combustion Engineering employees.

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.

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure are also eligible for financial compensation from combustion engineering

Oftentimes, due to poor industrial hygiene, asbestos workers would return home covered in toxic dust, unknowingly exposing their family members to carcinogenic fibers. This is referred to as secondary asbestos exposure. Millions of people came in contact with the mineral under these circumstances during the heyday of asbestos, a significant portion of whom are currently struggling with serious diseases such as lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. It is estimated that secondary exposure is the culprit behind up to 10% of asbestos-related deaths. Because the diseases asbestos is notorious for causing may take even 50 years to develop, hundreds of secondary exposure victims still emerge annually in the U.S.

If you lived under the same roof as a Combustion Engineering employee while the company was using asbestos and suspect your illness is the result of secondary exposure, we urge you to contact our lawyers immediately. Having recovered over $1.4 billion for workers injured by asbestos exposure and their families, they will carefully evaluate your case and choose the optimal course of action to obtain the maximum compensation you are eligible for. It is important to know that cases involving asbestos exposure have a statute of limitations, so taking legal action as soon as you have a formal diagnosis is crucial if you want to recover the money you deserve. Whether you have decided to file a claim or have questions about the legal process, feel free to give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.

Legal assistance in asbestos exposure claims for former Combustion Engineering employees and family members

Similarly to other asbestos companies, Combustion Engineering could not keep up with paying out compensation to each individual, so they filed for bankruptcy protection in 2002 and created a trust fund four years later. Nowadays, anyone who was employed at Combustion Engineering and became ill due to the asbestos exposure they were subjected to on the job can recover compensation from the trust fund of the company. A lawyer with vast experience in handling personal injury cases involving asbestos exposure is the ideal professional to help you claim the money you deserve. Since 1990, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have been dedicating their endeavors to pursuing compensation for asbestos victims and are willing to do the same for you. For superior legal assistance, please contact us and we will quickly put you in touch with one of our lawyers for a thorough case evaluation.