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Dana Holding Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The company was established in 1904 under the name Spicer Universal Joint Manufacturing Company providing automobile companies with a wide range of automotive products. Due to financial difficulties, Charles Dana invested in Spicer and became its president in 1916. The company relocated from New Jersey to Ohio in 1928 and changed its name to Dana Corporation in 1946. The following years, the company continued to expand and purchase other automotive parts suppliers. Some of the automotive products manufactured by Dana Corporation contained the toxic mineral known as asbestos that affected the health of not only the people involved in their production but also of the mechanics that interacted with them.

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If Dana Holding Corporation Was Your Employer Before 1980, You Are Now at Risk for Developing a Serious Disease

As a manufacturer of automotive products, Dana Holding Corporation made use of asbestos for the better part of the last century, completely disregarding the health of their workers. Catering to both regular and heavy-duty vehicle companies, not only did it expose people who partook in the production of automotive components, but plenty of other occupational groups as well, such as engine room workers, mechanics, boiler workers, and steamfitters. Over recent decades, Dana Holding Corporation has unsurprisingly faced a tremendous number of asbestos claims filed by individuals injured by their products, most of which were fairly settled. Nonetheless, new cases involving former employees or people who came in contact with the hazardous automotive components the company used to manufacture still emerge every year across the country.

Was Dana Holding Corporation your employer before 1980? If so, chances are you were heavily exposed to asbestos in the workplace, which entails a high risk of developing a related disease such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, or lung cancer. Because the diseases asbestos exposure causes remain asymptomatic until they reach advanced stages, undergoing periodical screenings is highly recommended. A chest X-ray can quickly reveal the amount of asbestos fibers in your lungs, as well as whether a disease has begun setting in. To promote early diagnosis, the specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. offer asbestos screenings free of charge to former Dana Holding Corporation workers. Contact us now and we will promptly have our experts examine your most recent chest X-ray.

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Quality Legal Assistance and Representation for Secondary Asbestos Exposure Victims


Secondary asbestos exposure occurs when someone inhales or ingests mineral fibers without being in direct contact with the source of contamination. While it can take place under a wide range of circumstances, the most common setting during the last century was the household of asbestos workers. Living under the same roof as a person who regularly handled asbestos on the job would imply a high risk of exposure and family members would inevitably breathe in toxic fibers, as workers – including those at Dana Holding Corporation – were not required to change their clothes at the end of the day. Therefore, if you currently suffer from a disease known to be the consequence of asbestos exposure and have a former Dana Holding Corporation employee in your family, you are most likely a victim of secondary exposure.

Since 1990, our law firm has been focusing primarily on pursuing asbestos exposure cases and our attorneys have so far recovered more than $1.4 billion for their clients, numerous of whom victims of secondary exposure. If you believe your illness is the result of inhabiting the same house as a Dana Holding Corporation worker, we urge you to contact us at your earliest convenience. Personal injury cases which involve asbestos exposure have a statute of limitations ranging between one and six years, depending on your state of residence, so the sooner you take legal action, the more time our lawyers will have to prepare your case. Call Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. today and we will gladly dedicate our endeavors to helping you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.