Eastern Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1858, the company is currently headquartered in Naugatuck, Connecticut, and operates in three segments, namely metal products, industrial hardware, and security products. During the American Civil War, the sales of Eastern Company grew substantially, as the request for the products it would manufacture increased. The company underwent multiple name changes, one of the most important being Eastern Malleable Iron Company. This was how the business was known from 1912 until 1961. Sadly, the company exposed workers to asbestos to a great extent, which is why today, numerous former employees struggle with diseases caused by occupational asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you had a job at Eastern Company between the 1920s and the 1980s and now suffer from a disease related to asbestos exposure, we encourage you to get in touch with us, as we can help you recover financial compensation.

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Eastern Company employees exposed to asbestos

Because Eastern Company is active in more than one industry, it manufactures a wide range of products, numerous of which contain asbestos. Furthermore, the process of making certain products would require the use of asbestos during the last century, which posed a great health hazard to workers. The following are the industrial segments in which Eastern Company operates and the products it has been manufacturing so far:

Plenty of these products are made of metal, whose production involves a lot of heat. Consequently, the job of metal workers often entailed intense fire and heat, which led to the industry heavily relying on asbestos, as the mineral is resistant to fire and withstands extreme temperatures. Because metal workers had to handle asbestos directly while they were designing, cutting, and welding metal, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recognized that exposure was a serious problem in this industry during the last century.

The following are the occupational groups Eastern Company exposed to asbestos, whether directly or indirectly:

A common way metal workers would inhale and ingest toxic asbestos fibers was when they cut or saw asbestos products. They also came in contact with asbestos by disturbing asbestos pipes and wallboard. Alternatively, metal workers may have been exposed to asbestos when the employees in charge of maintaining equipment components such as pipes, gaskets, and valves were working on these asbestos products. Lastly, by welding metal sheets, installing metal studs, and drilling into cement, metal workers frequently caused asbestos fibers to become airborne.

Thousands of Eastern Company 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 Eastern Company workers

If you lived in the same house as a family member who was employed at Eastern Company, chances are you were secondarily exposed to asbestos. Secondary asbestos exposure happens when a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources. Because asbestos companies went to unimaginable lengths to hide the detrimental health effects of asbestos exposure during the last century, workers did not have to wear protective equipment on the job or change their clothes when their shift ended. As a result, they would often bring home asbestos dust on their clothes. Their wives would usually breathe in asbestos fibers when laundering their garments, whereas their children would come in contact with the mineral when greeting and hugging their fathers.

In the tragic event that you are struggling with a disease that has a link to asbestos exposure, we recommend you to contact our law firm as soon as possible, as you may be eligible for compensation. To find out whether you qualify for filing a claim for secondary asbestos exposure, all you have to do is give us a phone call, explain your situation in detail, and send our legal team the employment records of your family member and your medical records. Our attorneys will review your case, and if they deem you eligible, they will promptly start working on your claim. Eventually, you will have the compensation you deserve if you choose to work with us.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Plenty of asbestos exposure victims pass away without having benefited from the financial compensation they were entitled to from their former employer. This usually happens because they die shortly after receiving their diagnosis or because they are afraid of a long and complicated legal process. However, filing a wrongful death claim is far from being a complex process for the client, as we will do the hard work for you. If you lost a family member to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure who had not sought legal recourse while alive, you can file a wrongful death claim to get a part of the compensation they would have been eligible for.

If you decided to file a wrongful death claim, you have to call our legal team, explain your circumstances, and send our experts basic documents such as the employment and medical records of your departed loved one and their death certificate. We will carefully assess your case, and if we find that you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, our skilled lawyers will quickly begin preparing it for submission. Your participation in the legal process will be minimal, as we are aware that the families of asbestos victims are in a lot of emotional pain due to their loss. In the end, you will receive the compensation you qualify for on behalf of your family member.