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Federal-Mogul

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Federal-Mogul started in 1899 as Muzzy-Lyon, producing rubber-based products. Mogul Metal soon became a subsidiary, and in the early 20th century, the company merged with the Federal-Bearing and Bushing Company, which made Federal-Mogul Corporation the official name of the company. Federal-Mogul manufactured a large number of industrial products, many of which used asbestos until the 1981 ban. Several subfunds are available (Fel-Pro, Vellumoid, T&N, FMP).

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Federal-Mogul employees exposed to asbestos

Dating back to 1899, Federal-Mogul is a corporate conglomerate which still manufactures products for the railroad, aerospace, energy, as well as automotive industries. At the moment, it has 160 subsidiaries throughout the world. However, until 1981, the company would incorporate astounding amounts of asbestos in their products, as this naturally occurring mineral enhanced the quality and lifespan of numerous materials. Fel-Pro, a company acquired by Federal-Mogul, would produce asbestos gaskets and seals, whereas Turner & Newell, another business purchased by the conglomerate, would manufacture asbestos-containing building materials. Some other products the subsidiaries of Federal-Mogul produced were brake pads, bearings, cement pipes, and insulation. No longer able to compensate workers whose health had been compromised by occupational asbestos exposure, the company sought bankruptcy protection in 2001 and set up a trust fund in 2007.

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

Thousands of Federal-Mogul 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 families of Federal-Mogul employees


While instances of secondary asbestos exposure are rather isolated incidents in this day and age, they would occur with alarming frequency for the better part of the last century, when asbestos was used by hundreds of companies in the U.S. The most susceptible people to secondary asbestos exposure were the family members of asbestos workers, including Federal-Mogul employees, as asbestos companies were lacking at industrial hygiene. Accordingly, workers – whom employers did not require to change clothes or shower at the end of the day – would return home to their loved ones covered in asbestos dust, unwittingly endangering their health. Due to the microscopic size of asbestos fibers, they can easily be inhaled or ingested. In general, women would breathe in carcinogenic fibers when washing their husbands' work clothes, whereas children would come in contact with asbestos upon greeting their fathers. Secondary asbestos exposure is responsible for 10% of asbestos victims.

If you have a family member who worked at Federal-Mogul before 1981 and are now struggling with a dire diagnosis such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, you are eligible for compensation. Not only does the asbestos trust fund of the company provide former workers with money as compensation for their injury, but also their family members. We strongly encourage you to file a claim with the help of a skilful attorney who specializes in asbestos exposure cases, as they have the necessary resources and knowledge to attend to the required paperwork and eventually obtain fair compensation for you. With over 25 years of experience in asbestos litigation, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will be glad to take over your case and dedicate their time to pursuing the money you deserve. Whether you decided to initiate a case or would just like to ask some questions, please feel free to call us and we will promptly offer you the information you are seeking.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

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 of asbestos exposure 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.