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Connecticut Light & Power Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Connecticut Light & Power was founded in 1917 and merged in 1966 with Western Massachusetts Electric Company and Hartford Electric Light Company to become Northeast Utilities, which is now known as Eversource. Because of its fire-resistant properties and ability to withstand high temperatures, asbestos was extensively used in power plants from the 50s till the 80s. Exposing plant workers to inhaling it for extended periods of time may raise the risk of developing serious lung diseases.

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Connecticut Light & Power employees exposed to asbestos

Asbestos products were used in power plants all over the US from the 50s until the 80s and could be found in insulation, gaskets, floor and ceiling materials. Power plants require equipment like generators, turbines, and boilers which in that period of time were usually insulated with asbestos. All the extreme temperatures applications used it because of its high qualities of heat resistance. Working with these parts or in close proximity to them brought on an unhealthy level of exposure to asbestos fibers.

When asbestos-containing products are disturbed, they eliminate very small fibers into the air, contaminating it and putting the workers at risk of developing serious lung diseases. If you are a former power plant worker, you need to keep an eye on your health, as diseases that are related to asbestos exposure can take many years to start showing signs.

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

Thousands of Connecticut Light & Power 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 need to take action in order to get compensated


Asbestos’s ability to resist very high temperatures made it a go-to material in power plant equipment. Workers who have handled insulation or maintenance are at a higher risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases. Their families are also at risk as secondary exposure was a quite common occurence up until 1980. Workers would often come home with asbestos fibers on ther clothes which would contaminate the home environment.

If you have been affected by secondary exposure to asbestos, you need to take action. Our team is prepared to help you, offering expertise and experience gained in over 25 years of working with asbestos cases. Contact us and we will help you file a claim 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.