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Dresser Industries (DII Industries)

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

This company started as a manufacturer of pipeline equipment, most of its products being used in the oil industry. In 1967, Dresser Industries merged with Harbison-Walker and by 1998, the company was acquired by Halliburton. Harbison-Walker, one of Dresser’s subsidiaries, used asbestos heavily during the manufacturing process of some of their products. This led to thousands of people having their health affected by being exposed to the toxic mineral through their production or use.

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Dresser Industries employees exposed to asbestos

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dresser Industries was a company specializing in the production of pipeline equipment, catering primarily to the oil refining industry. As numerous other businesses, the company also used asbestos in their products to improve their quality and lifespan, despite the horrible health consequences exposure implied. Nowadays, up to 20% of the people who were in contact with asbestos on the job struggle with serious diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, which often end up claiming their lives. Since these diseases have a latency period of 10-50 years, new cases still emerge every year throughout the country, whereas over 12,000 individuals die of the same causes annually in the U.S.

The occupations at highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Dresser Industries are factory workers, construction workers and maintenance workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Dresser Industries, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to pumps, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured during the last century.

Thousands of Dresser Industries 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

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 suffer 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 which 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 asbestos exposure cases for former Dresser Industries employees

While we are aware money can never replace health, we strongly advise you to take legal action to recover the compensation you deserve if you were injured by Dresser Industries. Due to the overwhelming number of lawsuits filed against it, the company was forced to seek bankruptcy protection and as a result, they were required to establish a trust fund to provide former employees with financial compensation. Thereby, because the process involves no litigation, you can benefit from the money you are eligible for in a considerably shorter amount of time than you would have by filing a lawsuit. With nearly 30 years of professional experience, our attorneys will help you navigate the legal process and achieve the optimal results for your case. Our primary area of practice concerns asbestos exposure, so we are confident our law firm is the most suitable to handle your case.