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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.

Quality Legal Assistance and Free Screenings for Ferodo Workers Injured by Occupational Asbestos Exposure

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.

Are you suffering from a disease as a consequence of working at Ferodo? If so, our lawyers are here to provide you with superior legal assistance and help you recover the compensation you deserve. The only documents you have to bring are your employment and medical records. Specializing in toxic exposure cases, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will file a claim with the asbestos trust fund of the company on your behalf, a simple legal process which does not require going to court. Furthermore, if you were exposed to asbestos by Ferodo, we highly advise you to send in your most recent chest X-ray for a free of charge evaluation. To promote timely diagnosis, the medical specialists at our law firm offer free screenings to former asbestos workers. For more information, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will thoroughly answer any questions you might have.

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Do You Have a Ferodo Employee in Your Family? If So, You Might Have Been in Contact with Toxic Asbestos Fibers, Too

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.