Flowserve Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

The history of Flowserve Corporation dates back to 1790 when a British engineer founded Simpson & Thompson. However, Flowserve Corporation was created in 1997 by the merger of two fluid motion and control companies, BW/IP and Durco International. At the moment, the business comprises over 48 fluid motion and control products, such as Five Star Seals, Byron Jackson, and United Centrifugal. Flowserve Corporation offers services to the oil refining industry, gas processing industry, power generation industry, chemical industry, mining, and pulp and paper manufacturing. Sadly, during the last century, both the people who made the products of Flowserve Corporation and those who used the components were exposed to asbestos, as the mineral is a remarkable insulator. Therefore, if you had a job at this company and are now suffering from a disease stemming from occupational asbestos exposure, you should give our law firm a call, as you may be entitled to compensation.

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Flowserve Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

The company is headquartered in Irving, Texas, and has over 18,000 employees in more than 55 countries. It specializes in the manufacturing of industrial and environmental machinery such as pumps, valves, and seals and provides services to the power, oil, gas, and chemical industries. Flowserve Corporation produces a wide range of valves, from butterfly valves to control valves. Historically, these products would contain asbestos, which posed a great health threat to the employees manufacturing the components and to the workers using them.

These are the industries Flowserve Corporation has been serving ever since the last century and how asbestos exposure occurred among their workers:

In addition to these workers, Flowserve Corporation would also expose miners to asbestos. Whether they were mining for asbestos or for talc or vermiculite, miners were at high risk of inhaling and ingesting tremendous amounts of asbestos, as the environment they would carry out their job in was poorly ventilated and nearly entirely closed, which made asbestos exposure even worse. If you wonder how talc and vermiculite miners were exposed to asbestos, the answer is simple – these two minerals are found near asbestos in the earth, and, during the mining process, they inevitably became contaminated with asbestos. No refining process can make talc and vermiculite completely free of asbestos.

The following are the occupational groups Flowserve Corporation exposed to asbestos during the last century, whether directly or indirectly:

Thousands of Flowserve Corporation 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

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Flowserve Corporation workers

During the last century, living under the same roof as a family member who handled asbestos at work meant that everyone was inhaling and ingesting toxic fibers to a certain extent as well, as secondary asbestos exposure was very common. Secondary asbestos exposure occurs when one breathes in or swallows asbestos fibers from indirect sources. Asbestos companies did all in their power to cover up the carcinogenic nature of asbestos in the past, which is why employees working with the mineral were not required to change their clothes when their shift ended. Consequently, people who worked with asbestos would carry toxic dust home on their clothes. While their wives would be exposed to asbestos when laundering their garments, their children would come in contact with it when greeting their fathers.

If you had a family member who was employed at Flowserve Corporation and you have recently got bad news regarding your health, we encourage you to contact our legal team, as we have the knowledge to help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to from the former employer of your family member. To file a claim, all you have to do is call us, explain your situation, and send our legal experts the employment records of your family member and your medical records. After a careful assessment, our attorneys will let you know whether you are eligible to file a claim. If you are, they will quickly begin preparing it for submission. Eventually, you will benefit from the sum of money available for your diagnosis.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Without a shadow of a doubt, losing a family member to a terrible disease such as those caused by occupational asbestos exposure is a tragic event, and you will need time to process everything and to grieve. However, it is important to think about legal matters as well during this period of time, as the family members of victims of asbestos exposure can file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation on their behalf. The legal process will be easy for you, as you will only have to call us, give our legal team as many details as possible, and subsequently provide us with the employment and medical records of your departed loved one and with their death certificate.

Our lawyers will thoroughly examine your case, and if they deem you eligible to file a wrongful death claim, they will promptly begin working on it. At the same time, our legal experts will pull out additional evidence to support your claim from our large database. Although the sum of money will not be as large as it would have been if your family member had filed the claim, it may still prove helpful for costs such as funeral and past medical expenses. In the end, you will get the most favorable outcome for your case if you decide to work with our law firm, which has over 25 years of experience in toxic exposure cases.