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Continental Can Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the company was a manufacturer of metal containers and packaging for fruits and vegetables and was founded in 1909. In 1976, Continental Can Company became part of the Continental Group, a conglomerate with facilities in numerous countries. Asbestos was moderately used by the company, as the machinery and equipment were insulated with the dangerous mineral, since is has excellent fire resistance. Thereby, numerous workers came in contact with asbestos on the job, which now places former employees at high risk of developing a serious disease. If you came to struggle with a disease after working at Continental Can Company, please contact our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases and will help you recover the compensation you deserve.

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Continental Can Company employees exposed to asbestos

People who were in charge of maintaining and repairing machinery and equipment insulated with asbestos were inevitably exposed to the dangerous mineral, which increases their risk of developing a terrible disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma tremendously. In the unfortunate case that you came to struggle with a disease as a result of workplace asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm, as our main area of practice is toxic exposure. While very complex, the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to send your attorney your employment and medical records, documents that will stand as evidence to support your claim. The rest of the paperwork will be efficiently taken care of on your behalf by our resourceful legal team. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to from your former employer if you decide to work with our law firm. However, it is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should prompt you to take legal action as soon as possible.

Thousands of Continental Can Company 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

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Continental Can Company workers


Occurring when one inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, secondary asbestos exposure was very common among the family members of Continental Can Company during the last century, as employees were not required to wear any protective equipment when maintaining and repairing machinery components that contained asbestos. Thereby, they would often come back home with asbestos dust on their clothes, skin and hair, exposing their family members. While their wives would breathe in and swallow asbestos fibers when laundering their work clothes, their children came in contact with the toxic mineral when greeting their fathers upon returning home from the job. In the regrettable case that you developed a disease you believe is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact us, as our attorneys have been helping victims of toxic exposure for over 25 years. The only documents we will need from you are the employment records of your family member who worked for Continental Can Company and your medical records, which will be used as evidence to support your claim. You will eventually receive the maximum compensation available for your injury if you decide to work with our skillful legal team.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, people injured by workplace asbestos exposure refuse to seek the compensation they deserve while they are alive, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, we will help you file a wrongful death claim with the responsible company to recover fair compensation on their behalf. After the initial discussion with our legal team, during which you will have to explain your situation thoroughly, you will have to send your attorney the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must clearly state that their life was claimed by a disease stemming from asbestos exposure. While complex and tedious, the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, as the rest of the paperwork will be carefully taken care of by our legal team. In the end, you will receive the compensation you are entitled to on behalf of your lost family member. It is important to keep in mind, however, that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.