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Daimler Chrysler

Workers exposed to asbestos

This automobile producing company was founded in 1925 as Chrysler Company. During the 1930s, Chrysler acquired the Dodge Brothers Company and in the 1940s, during World War II, the company was involved in several government projects regarding defense. During the 1970s, 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 1950s to the late 1980s.

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Daimler Chrysler employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Daimler Chrysler 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. 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 occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are::

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.

Thousands of Daimler Chrysler 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

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.

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. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.