Continental Steel Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

Between 1927 and 1986, during the heyday of asbestos use, the company was one of the most renowned steel producers in the country. It was founded by merging Kokomo Steel and Wire Company with Superior Sheet Steel Company and Chapman Price Steel Company. In 1946 and 1947, Continental Steel sold off the sheet mill facilities in Ohio and Indiana and decided to focus on making finished products. By 1963, the open hearth capacity of the company had grown to 420,000 net tons by virtue of the enlargement of existing furnaces. However, Continental Steel Corporation made use of asbestos during the last century. For this reason, if you are a former employee who struggles with a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure, we advise you to get in touch with us, as we specialize in toxic exposure and can help you get the financial compensation you deserve for your distress.

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Continental Steel Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

Asbestos exposure was extremely prevalent in steel mills during the last century, as the manufacturing of metal required a lot of intense heat, and the mineral is a remarkable insulator. However, this meant that employees would be exposed to asbestos on a daily basis, as asbestos companies did all in their power to keep the health dangers of asbestos exposure hidden from workers and the general population. For instance, steel mill workers came in contact with asbestos from insulation, gaskets, boilers, and brakes, as well as from their protective gear, which included gloves, aprons, and masks. The risk of former steel mill workers developing a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure is moderate to high.

The following are the occupational groups that experienced the most severe asbestos exposure in the facilities of Continental Steel Corporation, as well as by using the products manufactured by this company:

The primary reason asbestos insulation was used in steel mill equipment was that it helped prevent fires and burns. This equipment refers to ovens, hot blast stoves, furnaces, rolling mills, tanks, boilers, cranes, molding boards, and steam pipes. Furthermore, employees would breathe in asbestos fibers during the steel manufacturing process when feeding vessels scrap metal by crane, controlling the equipment to melt the scrap metal, and adding other metal to give it the necessary chemical composition. Lastly, steel mill workers often wore asbestos protective gear, including coats, leggings, gloves, aprons, coveralls, and masks, to shield them against extreme temperatures and burns while working with molten metals. With wear and tear, the asbestos fibers woven in their clothing were released into the air.

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.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Continental Steel Corporation workers

People who shared the same home with a steel mill worker during the last century are susceptible to developing terrible diseases related to asbestos exposure themselves, as they would often experience secondary asbestos exposure. It occurred when the wives of employees would launder their work clothes and when the children would greet and hug their fathers upon returning home from work, covered in asbestos dust. Over the years, the number of asbestos fibers the family members inhaled and ingested would grow, at the same time increasing their risk of coming to struggle with a disease.

If you have a diagnosis that seems to have a connection with secondary asbestos exposure, you should give a phone call to our legal team, as our main area of practice is toxic exposure, and we will be able to obtain financial compensation for you from the responsible company. To initiate the legal process, you first have to call us, explain your situation, and then send us the employment records of your family member and your medical records as proof. Our attorneys will review your case, and if they deem you eligible, they will promptly begin working on your claim. In the end, you will benefit from the money you deserve if you choose to work with our skilled legal team.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

There are plenty of victims of asbestos exposure who refuse or fail to seek the financial compensation they deserve from their former employer, as they either pass away suddenly or they fear a complex and time-consuming legal process. Nevertheless, if one of your family members lost their life to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure and they had not taken legal action while they were alive, you now can opt to file a wrongful death claim. This will help you recover compensation on their behalf.

If you intend to file a wrongful death claim, you will have to call our legal staff, explain your situation in detail, and send our team the employment and medical records of your departed family member and their death certificate. Our lawyers will assess your case, and if they determine that you are eligible, they will start working on your wrongful death claim immediately. Eventually, you will benefit from the largest sum of money available for your situation.