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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.

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Crown Cork & Seal Company employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Crown Cork & Seal Company made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. 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 that employed asbestos for the manufacturing of insulation and cement. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

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.

Thousands of Crown Cork & Seal 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

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 rise 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 skillful attorneys.

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.