Former General Motors employees should closely monitor their health
Asbestos, the naturally occurring carcinogenic mineral, is extremely suitable when it comes to friction products such as disk brakes and clutch linings, as it is highly durable. Operating for more than a century, General Motors is a renowned manufacturer of automotive components which is still in business today. During World War II, they also produced naval ships and tanks. Nonetheless, their asbestos use has recently caused thousands of former workers to suffer harrowing injuries. From non-malignant diseases such as COPD and asbestosis to mesothelioma and gastrointestinal cancer, exposure to asbestos can result in numerous diseases. In addition to General Motors employees who held down a job during the last century, the following occupational groups are also at risk: engineers, auto mechanics, railroad brakemen, machinists, appliance repairers and installers.
Due to the tremendous number of lawsuits filed against it, the company requested bankruptcy protection in 2009. In 2012, they set up a trust fund to provide workers injured by asbestos with the compensation they deserved. If you are a former General Motors employee struggling with an asbestos-related disease, we encourage you to take legal action immediately. Contact our resourceful lawyers, who specialize in asbestos exposure cases, and they will thoroughly assess your situation. The only documents you need to provide to recover financial compensation from General Motors’s asbestos trust fund are your employment history and your medical records.
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