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Fisher Scientific Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

Fisher Scientific was a laboratory supply and biotechnology manufacturer that provided products and services to laboratories and scientific research facilities up until their merger with Thermo Electron in 2006. The original company was founded in 1902, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Early products included microscopes, burets, pipettes, litmus, balances, dissecting kits, and anatomical models. The irony is that very often, protection gear and machinery used to make these lab supplies contained asbestos, exposing workers to harmful fibers.

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Fisher Scientific employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Fisher Scientific made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. Most often, asbestos use comes to mind when we think about the construction industry, automotive industry, power, and chemical plants or shipbuilding industry. But its use was more common than we’d actually think. Fisher Scientific, like many other manufacturers at the time, has used asbestos-containing products like safety equipment, furnaces, and ovens, electric cables that often had asbestos insulation and other types of equipment that would come in contact with high temperatures such as mats, pads, countertops, and hoods on furnaces. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

Fisher Scientific’s use of asbestos was due to its properties of withstanding high temperatures and its fireproofing qualities, which were vital for manufacturers. Despite that, they have failed to warn their employees about the health risks of working in an asbestos-contaminated environment. Considering this, former employees of Fisher Scientific need to pay close attention to their health.

Thousands of Fisher Scientific 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

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure need to take action in order to get compensated


Asbestos’s ability to resist very high temperatures made it a go-to material in power plant equipment. Workers who have handled insulation or maintenance are at a higher risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases. Their families are also at risk as secondary exposure was a quite common occurrence up until 1980. Workers would often come home with asbestos fibers on their clothes which would contaminate the home environment.

If you have a family member diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease, they might be eligible for compensation. In over 25 years of experience working with asbestos cases, our team of highly trained attorneys has helped thousands of victims file claims. If your time at Fisher Scientific was the cause of your illness, you need to take action. Contact us and we will gladly study your case and help you get compensated.

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.