Workers exposed to asbestos

Ferodo was founded in 1897, beginning its activity later, in 1901. It has been for a very long time the leading company in designing and producing braking materials. In 1926, Ferodo became a part of Turner & Newall. Ferodo manufactured and distributed friction materials containing asbestos. It was actually the first company to make use of this mineral in producing brake linings. These products not only endangered the lives of the factory’s workers but also the lives of mechanics everywhere.

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Ferodo employees exposed to asbestos

Manufacturing exclusively friction products for automotive and industrial applications, Ferodo was the first company to include asbestos in brake linings. During their five decades of asbestos use, the health of workers was daily at stake, as people who partook in the production of Ferodo components were not provided with adequate equipment to prevent the inhalation and ingestion of carcinogenic fibers. Tragically, numerous former employees are now struggling with diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma as a result of occupational asbestos exposure, while many others are expected to develop one in the near future. Because the illnesses asbestos causes may take up to 50 years to set in and their symptoms are usually vague, early detection is very rare, which is why these diseases have a very unfavorable prognosis.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of asbestos exposure are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for Ferodo employees.

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 Ferodo workers

Asbestos fibers can easily contaminate the environment due to their microscopic size and rough texture. Since Ferodo workers did not have to change their clothes or shower at the end of the day, they would frequently carry asbestos dust home, unwittingly exposing their families to carcinogenic fibers. When a person breathes in or swallows asbestos fibers without being in direct contact with the source, it is referred to as secondary exposure. Nowadays, approximately 10% of people who develop asbestos-related diseases were exposed in non-industrial settings – mostly at home. If one of your family members was employed at Ferodo during the heyday of asbestos, we encourage you to keep a close eye on your health. As our bodies cannot eliminate asbestos fibers, the risk never diminishes.

If, however, you already have a diagnosis which might be the result of secondary asbestos exposure, we urge you to take legal action immediately. Not only will it grant you the compensation you deserve, but it will also hold the company liable for their unethical actions. Our lawyers provide legal assistance to the family members of asbestos workers and have successfully helped thousands of people in your situation so far. We will take care of the most complex and time-consuming aspects of the legal process for you so that you can keep on focusing on your treatment. With over 25 years of professional experience, our attorneys will fight to recover the maximum compensation you are eligible for.

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.