Danly Machine Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

Specializing in the manufacturing of die sets, mechanical presses, supplies, and other metalworking machinery, Danly Machine Corporation was a company founded in 1922 and was located in Cicero, Illinois. In 1962, the business had roughly 2,000 employees. However, in 1999, a large part of the company was taken by Japanese imports, and the plant was permanently closed and torn down. After World War I, Danly Machine Corporation expanded to provide a choice of all-steel die sets or semisteel die sets and began using the torch-cut method of manufacturing. Sadly, the business is one of the numerous that exposed workers to asbestos during the last century. As a result, if you were employed at Danly Machine Corporation and are now struggling with a disease that may have a link to asbestos exposure, you should reach out to our lawyers, as you may be able to recover compensation.

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Danly Machine Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

People who work as tool and die makers use machinery to manufacture these products, which include instruments and precision metal parts that are meant to cut, shape, and form metal, as well as other materials. They create jigs and fixtures that hold metal when it is bored, drilled, or stamped and also gauges and other measuring devices. The dies are generally used to shape metal in stamping and forging processes. Tool and die workers produce metal molds for die casting and for molding plastics, composite materials, and ceramics, too.

Naturally, these employees handled metal directly. A lot of metal objects would contain asbestos between 1920 and 1980. When the workers disturbed or drilled holes in these products, asbestos dust would become airborne, and they would inhale tiny carcinogenic fibers. Moreover, asbestos exposure would also occur when they worked on machines that were insulated with asbestos. The following occupational groups were exposed to asbestos by Danly Machine Corporation:

Furthermore, tool and die makers would often work with hot liquid, which meant that they had to use fire protection clothing such as aprons and gloves. This protective gear would ironically contain asbestos itself. Lastly, some tool and die makers had their job in shipyards, such as during World War II, when asbestos was notoriously present in those workplaces.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Danly Machine Corporation workers

Since people who worked for Danly Machine Corporation, as well as for other companies that made use of asbestos, were not required to wear protective gear against inhaling and ingesting asbestos, they would usually return home covered in asbestos dust. This facilitated secondary asbestos exposure among their family members – their wives would usually breathe in asbestos fibers when laundering their work clothes, whereas their children would inhale toxic fibers when greeting their fathers. Over the years, asbestos fibers would accumulate in their bodies, particularly in their lungs, placing them at risk for developing a serious disease today.

In the regrettable event that you shared the same house with a Danly Machine Corporation worker and have recently developed a disease that seems related to asbestos exposure, you are in the right place. We have been pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims for over 25 years, which means that we have the necessary resources and knowledge to help you get the compensation you are entitled to from the responsible company. You just have to give us a phone call, explain your situation, and send our legal team the employment records of your family member and your medical records. If we find that you are eligible to file a claim, we will promptly begin working on it.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Unfortunately, many people who became ill as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure fail or refuse to seek compensation during their lifetime. This is because they pass away earlier than expected or because they fear a never-ending legal process that would take up a lot of their time. However, if you have recently lost a family member to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure, filing a wrongful death claim will result in compensation that will prove very useful.

If you want to file a wrongful death claim, you should contact our legal team, explain your situation thoroughly, and send our experts the employment and medical records of your departed loved one, as well as their death certificate. We will carefully assess your care, and if we determine that you are eligible to file a claim, we will get to your case as soon as possible and begin working on your wrongful death claim. Eventually, you will obtain a part of the money your lost family member would have benefited from.