Ford Motor Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

This worldwide recognized company was founded in 1903 in Michigan. In 1913, Ford opened the first assembly line in the world and this led to over one million cars to be produced by 1920. In the next following years, the company expanded its operations in Europe and South Africa. Ford Motor Company continues to this day to expand its product line with electric cars and new automotive technologies. Since the manufacturing of its first car, Ford Motor Company has used asbestos in its automotive parts. This means that the asbestos use of the company goes as far as the year 1903.

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Ford Motor Company employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Ford Motor Company 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. As the fifth-largest automaker in the world, Ford Motor Company has a long history of asbestos use, which dates back to the very founding of the business, in 1903. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

Because asbestos is highly durable and extremely resistant to heat, as well as relatively cheap, it should not come as a surprise that the company decided to employ it ever since the beginning for automotive components such as clutches and brakes. It is worthy of note that Ford Motor Company sold these hazardous products under various brand names, including Mercury and Motorcraft. Naturally, mechanics are the occupational group at the highest risk of developing a disease as a consequence of the heavy asbestos exposure they endured, in addition to the people who participated in the manufacturing of these products.

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.

The spouses and children of Ford Motor Company employees might have also been exposed to asbestos

Since the carcinogenicity of asbestos has not been officially recognized until 1971, companies that made use of this fibrous mineral – although knowing about the disastrous health consequences exposure could have – did not bother to protect their employees and ensure a safe work environment. Unfortunately, Ford Motor Company is no exception, as it has been hit with thousands of related lawsuits over recent years. Former workers are not the only demographic who take legal action against the company, as inhaling asbestos fibers in occupational settings was not the only route of exposure. Also known as domestic exposure, secondary exposure takes place when a person is in contact with a hazardous agent without being nearby the source of pollution. Tragically, as Ford Motor Company workers involved in the production of automotive components were not required to change clothes at the end of the day, numerous of their family members were exposed to asbestos via this route.

If you have a former Ford Motor Company worker in your family, as well as a diagnosis of asbestosis or lung cancer, please seek legal assistance from a specialized attorney immediately. The sooner you file a claim, the larger the compensation you are going to receive will be, as your lawyer will have the necessary time to thoroughly prepare your case and collect additional evidence. We have recovered over $1.4 billion for asbestos victims so far and are bound to provide you with satisfactory results, as our primary area of practice is asbestos litigation. All you have to do is set up a consultation with one of our lawyers, bring your medical and employment records as proof of diagnosis, and, respectively, work history, and we will gladly take care of the rest for you. Whether you have decided to file a claim or would just like to clear up some aspects of the process, feel free to contact us and we will do all in our power to assist you.

Legal assistance for victims of asbestos exposure and their families

While Ford Motor Company did not set up a trust fund for asbestos victims, as they have not been needed to seek bankruptcy protection hitherto, thousands of people have recovered the compensation they were eligible for from the company. If your health was also compromised after working at Ford Motor Company, whether this means pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer diagnosis, we strongly advise you to seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience. Depending on the statute of limitations effective in your state, you have between one and six years to file a claim since the moment of diagnosis. Therefore, taking action as soon as you discover you are ill is vital. A lawyer specialized in asbestos cases will eagerly help you prepare a solid case against your former employer and eventually provide you with the money you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering. With over 25 years of experience in asbestos litigation, Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. is here to promptly take over your case. Contact us now and benefit from the compensation you are entitled to!