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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.

Workers Exposed to Asbestos May Run the Risk of Developing Serious Diseases

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.

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. Asbestos fibers trapped in the lungs can lead to serious diseases, which can take many years to start showing signs. We offer free screening for former employees who might be at risk. Contact us for any further information you might need.

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If You Are a Victim of an Asbestos-Related Lung Disease, You Can Receive Compensation

Factory workers were heavily exposed to asbestos up until the 80s when its use was regulated.  As a result, there is an increasing number of factory workers who have developed asbestos-related lung diseases, like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. These diseases usually take a long time to show signs, and they can develop even after the exposure has stopped. 

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.