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Foseco Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Foseco Inc. is a metal casting manufacturing company, founded in 1932 in Birmingham, England. Although the company started in Europe, it quickly expanded into the US, and is now part of Vesuvius, with plants functioning all over the world. Its major product lines are iron and steel, foundry, industrial processes, and fused silica. From the 60s to the late 70s, they have used asbestos in their products, thus risking not only the health of their factory workers but also of those further coming in contact with their products.

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Foseco Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Foseco Inc. 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. Foseco’s primary business is manufacturing products for the foundry industry. These products are used in foundry melting shops, core shops, and the molding line and pouring stages. Although their initial production was small, by the time they started expanding in the 60s, asbestos was added in their products for its insulating ability and its heat and fire resistance. Their products needed to be able to withstand high temperatures when metal was melted within the automotive, construction, or casting industry. By 1968, they were using two different kinds of asbestos in their hot top (asbestos boards and compounds) products to help with their durability. When manufacturing coating materials, asbestos was poured into stirring machines that mixed it with other ingredients like water, silica flour, and resin. 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:

Like many other manufacturers, Foseco has failed to warn and properly protect their employees from asbestos exposure, thus putting them at risk of developing serious diseases. If you are a former Foseco employee, you need to pay close attention to your health, as asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to show signs, even after the exposure has ended.

Thousands of Foseco Inc. 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 various industries. 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 are a former employee of Foseco who has been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease, you may be eligible to receive compensation. In the last years, the company has been faced with numerous lawsuits from former employees who have suffered from their exposure to asbestos. Our team has helped thousands of victims file claims, ever since 1990.

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.