Dresser Industries

Workers exposed to asbestos

As a former multinational corporation, Dresser Industries was founded in 1905, and it was a major provider of a wide range of technology, products, and services meant to develop energy and natural resources. It was headquartered in Dallas, Texas. In 1998, the company merged with Halliburton, the main competitor at the time. Finally, in October 2010, Dresser Inc. was acquired by General Electric and is currently headquartered in Addison, Texas. Sadly, because this company was active in multiple industries that made use of asbestos, such as energy processing, oil refining, and mining, employees who had a job at Dresser Industries were heavily exposed to the harmful mineral. If you worked for this company and are now struggling with a disease related to asbestos exposure, we advise you to contact our law firm as soon as possible, as you are most likely entitled to compensation.

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Dresser Industries employees exposed to asbestos

The history of Dresser Industries is very rich, dating back to 1880 when Solomon Robert Dresser invented a "packer" using rubber for a perfect fit. After taking out a patent in May of 1880, he began advertising and selling his product, the Dresser Cap Packer, from Pennsylvania, in the heart of the oilfields. The Dresser Joint was another invention of the man he built in 1885 to join pipes together to not leak gas. It also used rubber for a tight fit, and it was extremely successful, allowing for the first time the long-range transmission of natural gas from gas fields to cities. By 1927, Dresser Industries had yearly sales of $3.7 million and roughly 400 employees.

These are the industries for which the company provided equipment and services during the last century and how the workers in each field were exposed to asbestos:

Consequently, the following employees were exposed to asbestos by Dresser Industries between the 1920s and the 1980s:

If you were employed at Dresser Industries during the last century and have recently found out that you have a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, we encourage you to contact our legal team immediately, as you may be eligible for compensation from the liable company. Filing a claim to receive compensation for health problems caused by asbestos exposure is much easier today, as a lot of former asbestos companies have trust funds, including Dresser Industries. It has $2.6 billion, money that goes to every former worker who is now suffering from terrible diseases because of occupational asbestos exposure. If you choose to file a claim, your compensation will come from the asbestos trust fund.

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 Dresser Industries workers

As a consequence of the unbelievable endeavors of asbestos companies to hide the dangers of asbestos exposure, it was only in 1971 that EPA recognized the mineral as a human carcinogen. Thus, for over four decades, both workers and consumers were exposed to asbestos, to whose terrible health consequences they were oblivious. Unfortunately, the families of people who handled asbestos on the job made no exception either, as lack of adequate industrial hygiene prompted employees to bring home asbestos fibers on their clothes. Oftentimes, they would return to their spouses and children covered in visible asbestos dust. Due to their microscopic size and rough texture, asbestos fibers can spread very easily through the environment and remain there for years. The family members of Dresser Industries workers are susceptible to developing the same awful diseases as asbestos employees themselves, from asbestosis to mesothelioma.

If you have someone in your family who was employed at Dresser Industries during the last century and now suffers from a disease associated with asbestos exposure, we encourage you to take legal action immediately. A lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure cases will help you recover the compensation you are entitled to from the asbestos trust fund of the company, a simple process that requires no litigation. The only documents you need to provide are your employment and medical records as proof of working for Dresser Industries and, respectively, diagnosis. Subsequently, your attorney and their legal team will take over and do all in their power to obtain maximum compensation for you. Whether you have decided to file a claim or would just like to ask a few questions, please give us a call and we will gladly assist you.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Regrettably, many victims of asbestos exposure pass away without having benefited from the financial compensation they would have deserved. This happens because they die shortly after receiving the bad news or because they are afraid of a long and complex legal process. Nevertheless, contrary to popular belief, filing a wrongful death claim is not very complicated. If you lost a family member to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure who had not taken legal action before, you can now file a claim on their behalf.

To file a wrongful death claim for asbestos exposure, you will first have to call our legal team and then send our experts the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one and their death certificate. Our attorneys will review your case, and if they deem you eligible to file a claim, they will promptly start preparing it for submission. Eventually, you will get the most favorable outcome for your situation and get the largest sum of money possible on behalf of your departed family member.