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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. In 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.

Asbestos Screening

Dana Holding Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

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 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.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at Dana Holding Corporation or with their products are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for Dana Holding Corporation employees.

Thousands of Dana Holding Corporation 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


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 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 that 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.

Filing a claim for victims of asbestos exposure and wrongful death

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 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.