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Foster Wheeler Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Foster Wheeler was formed after the merger between Power Specialty and Wheeler Condenser & Engineering Company in 1927. The company was involved in oil refinery design and construction, engineering, petrochemicals and the production of generators and boilers. The relationship established between the two former companies and the U.S. military continued with Foster Wheeler supplying boilers and steam-condensers. By the 1990’s, the company expanded in Europe and Asia. The products manufactured by the Foster Wheeler Corporation before the 1970’s contained asbestos as this mineral was used for its fireproofing characteristics, low costs and versatility. These contaminated products affected the health of the people working in refineries, plants and on ships.

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If You Worked at Foster Wheeler Corporation Before 1970, We Advise You to Keep a Close Eye on Your Health

Catering to industries such as construction, engineering, and power generation, Foster Wheeler Corporation is still in business nowadays, enjoying worldwide success. While asbestos was not involved in the manufacturing of all their products, the hazardous mineral could be found in certain components of heaters, boilers, steam generators, surface condensers, as well as steam drums. In addition to the people who partook in the production of these devices, Navy veterans are at high risk for developing a disease as a result of asbestos exposure and so are the following occupational groups: boiler workers, pipefitters, shipyard workers. As of 2009, Foster Wheeler Corporation had over 130,000 pending asbestos claims filed against it by injured workers. However, the company was not needed to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and at the moment, it operates 28 offices throughout the world and has approximately 12,000 employees.

If your health was severely affected by the asbestos exposure you underwent while working for Foster Wheeler Corporation, you are eligible for compensation. The money you can recover with the assistance of a specialized lawyer will help you afford better treatment and healthcare and claiming financial compensation for your injury will also set a good example for other asbestos companies who overlooked the safety of their employees. Our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience with cases of asbestos exposure, having obtained money for over 200,000 clients suffering from lung cancer and other terrible asbestos-related diseases. For quality legal assistance and representation, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will promptly assign your case to one of our resourceful lawyers.

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Secondary Asbestos Exposure, a Common Occurrence within the Families of Foster Wheeler Corporation Employees


Contrary to popular belief, occupational asbestos exposure is not the sole culprit behind the new cases of asbestosis and mesothelioma which still emerge every year in the U.S. Even though workplace exposure is primarily responsible for these harrowing diseases, indirect contact with asbestos fibers causes approximately 10% of these people to fall ill. Also known as secondary asbestos exposure, this route of exposure is just as dangerous as inhaling asbestos fibers in the workplace, especially if it occurs over a long time. Once toxic fibers reach the inside of the body – regardless of how they ended up there – they begin causing increasingly severe inflammation and scarring to the organ they embed themselves in. Unfortunately, symptoms fail to appear until the disease becomes very advanced, which lowers survival chances dramatically. Thus, if you were secondarily exposed to asbestos while inhabiting the same house as a Foster Wheeler Corporation worker, it is crucial to monitor your health and pay attention to subtle signs.

In the regrettable event you receive a diagnosis such as pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, lung cancer, or mesothelioma, we urge you to take legal action immediately. A lawyer who specializes in asbestos exposure cases will be able to help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to, which may come in handy when paying your medical bills. Since many of the Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. employees have had one or multiple asbestos victims in their families, we are painfully aware of what struggling with such merciless diseases really entails. Therefore, we are committed to making the legal process as easy as possible for you so as to allow you to rest and focus on your treatment. All you have to do is contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our specialized attorneys and bring your employment, as well as medical records. The rest will be efficiently handled by our law firm on your behalf.