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Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc.

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

When William Painter invented the famous 'crown cork' in 1892, Crown, Cork & Seal Company was founded. By 1906, the company was expanding outside the country, in South America, Asia and Europe. In 1936, Crown acquired the Acme Can Company entering in the can-making industry and, later, in 1996, the company branched into plastics by purchasing the leading European manufacturer of plastic and metal packaging – CernaudMetalbox. Crown Cork & Seal didn’t use asbestos directly in the manufacturing process of their products but another company that was acquired by Crown with the name of Mundet Cork Company was a producer and distributor of asbestos containing insulation materials.

If You Were Employed at Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. After 1963, You Might Have Undergone Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Unlike the majority of companies involved in asbestos litigation, Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. is not responsible for using asbestos themselves, but for acquiring Mundet Cork in 1963, a business which employed asbestos for the manufacturing of insulation and cement. Their Magnesia pipe insulation would contain 85 percent magnesium carbonate and 15 percent asbestos fibers. At the moment, Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. – which is renowned for inventing the aerosol can – is still the leading metal packaging company in the U.S. and operates 135 manufacturing plants all over the world. Tragically, the health of numerous people who participated in the manufacturing of these hazardous products has been affected within the past three decades, as the diseases asbestos exposure causes have a long latency period. As of 2011, Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. paid out more than $400 million to injured workers.

If you, too, were diagnosed with a disease known to stem from asbestos exposure, such as pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer, we strongly encourage you to take legal action against Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. at your earliest convenience. Our lawyers, who have over 25 years of experience in pursuing financial compensation for asbestos victims, will be glad to take over your case. The sooner you take legal action, the higher your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your physical and emotional distress, as personal injury cases have a statute of limitation which varies from state to state. Contacting a specialized attorney shortly after you find out about your illness will allow the legal professionals to thoroughly prepare your case before submission, which may eventually grant you a larger amount of money. For additional information, please give us a call and we will promptly answer any questions you might have.

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Quality Legal Assistance and Representation for Secondary Asbestos Exposure Victims

Taking place when a person would breathe in or swallow asbestos fibers without being in direct contact with the source of contamination, secondary asbestos exposure was incredibly common in the households of people who regularly handled this carcinogenic mineral on the job before the 1980s. The workers at Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. made no exception. While numerous family members of employees who came in contact with toxic fibers have already received a grim diagnosis, new cases are still expected to arise throughout the country over the next two decades. Typically, secondary exposure to asbestos would occur when laundering work clothes, in the case of women, and when greeting the asbestos worker, in the case of children. Since the dangers of asbestos exposure had been kept a secret until the end of the century, neither employees, nor consumers had any idea with regard to the menace.

Have you shared a house with a Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. worker between 1963 and 1980? If you have, you should closely monitor your health by undergoing annual check-ups, as you are susceptible to develop lung disease or another form of cancer, too. Even though the risk of secondary exposure is believed to be lower than that of occupational exposure, it is always better to be safe than sorry. We also offer superior legal assistance and representation to victims of secondary asbestos exposure, who are eligible for compensation just like people whose health was affected in industrial settings. Thus, in the regrettable event you suffer from pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, or any other disease linked to asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will quickly put you in touch with one of our skilful attorneys.