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Daimler Chrysler

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

This automobile producing company was founded in 1925 as Chrysler Company. During the 1930’s, Chrysler acquired the Dodge Brothers Company and in the 1940’s, during World War II, the company was involved in several government projects regarding defense. During the 1970’s, Chrysler went through some financial difficulties but in 1987, the company acquired the Jeep brand by purchasing the American Motors Corporation and in 1998, a partnership took place between Chrysler Corporation and Daimler-Benz. This lasted until 2007 when Cerberus Capital Management bought the majority of Daimler’s stake renaming it Chrysler Holding LLC. As most automakers at that time, Chrysler used asbestos in producing some of its automobile parts. This went on from the middle of the 1950’s to the late 1980’s.

People Who Held Down a Job at Daimler Chrysler Before 1990 Are Now at Risk for Serious Diseases

As a company with a rich history, Daimler Chrysler made no exception when it came to employing asbestos in the manufacturing of automobile components such as brake and clutch linings. The deadly mineral had been present in their automobile products for nearly four decades and even though company executives were aware of the danger, they chose to conveniently turn a blind eye to the issue. Because occupational asbestos exposure may take up to 50 years to result in illness, it was only recently that a significant number of former Daimler Chrysler employees developed harrowing diseases.

From COPD to lung cancer, asbestos exposure can cause a wide range of severe health problems. However, perhaps the most worrisome aspect concerning diseases caused by workplace asbestos exposure is lack of symptoms during early stages. For this reason, the medical specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. offer asbestos screenings free of charge to Daimler Chrysler workers with a history of asbestos exposure. Regardless of how you currently feel, we strongly encourage you to have your lungs checked periodically. Our experts will thoroughly examine your chest X-ray – which is the only document you need to provide – and let you know whether there is a cause for concern. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly help you.

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The Family Members of Daimler Chrysler Workers Might Have Also Been in Contact with Toxic Asbestos Fibers

Sharing the same dwelling with someone who works with asbestos on a day-to-day basis entails tremendous health dangers. Unfortunately, during the last century, people were oblivious to this aspect due to the great lengths companies went to hide the awful health effects of asbestos exposure from both their employees and the general population. As a tragic consequence, numerous people have come to suffer from a disease as a result of secondary asbestos exposure several decades later. The most common ways family members would indirectly inhale or ingest carcinogenic fibers were by laundering the worker’s asbestos-laden clothes and by greeting them upon returning home, as oftentimes, they were covered in visible dust.

If you struggle with COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, or any other disease which you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact our specialized lawyers. The family members of asbestos workers are also entitled to financial compensation from the liable company. Since 1990, we have been recovering the money asbestos victims deserve and we will provide you with quality legal assistance and representation as well.