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Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Federal-Mogul started in 1899 as Muzzy-Lyon, producing rubber-based products. Mogul Metal soon became a subsidiary, and in 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).

Over 350,000 Claims Have Been Filed Against Federal-Mogul by Workers Injured by Asbestos Exposure

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.

Nowadays, any former employee injured by asbestos exposure can easily recover the compensation they are entitled to from the trust fund of Federal-Mogul. The assistance of a lawyer who specializes in asbestos litigation is crucial, as their knowledge is invaluable to providing you with the maximum sum of money you qualify for in the shortest time possible. Our attorneys have been handling cases of asbestos exposure since 1990 and we are confident they will be able to aid you with filing a claim and eventually recover the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering. The actual process is relatively simple and requires minimal involvement on your part. After the initial consultation, during which your situation will be thoroughly addressed, we will take over your case and conduct extensive research in the hope of finding additional useful information. For quality legal assistance, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will eagerly lend you a helping hand.

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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.