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Goulds Pumps Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Goulds Pumps Inc. is an American manufacturer of pumps, motors and accessories, founded in 1848. Their products are being used in the chemical, petrochemical, refining and mining industries. Although in the beginning, they manufactured a variety of iron products, including church bells, they quickly became known for their innovative iron pumps. Up until 1980, they’ve used asbestos in their products, putting their workers at risk for developing serious diseases.

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Goulds Pumps Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Goulds Pumps 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. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Prior to the 80s, Goulds Pumps has produced its own asbestos products, in addition to using asbestos equipment. These products not only exposed their employees but even the public at large. Their pumps, for example, were specifically engineered to be used with asbestos components that would end up in industrial or military applications. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the products of this company are:

Workers were exposed to serious health risks, as factory buildings usually contained large amounts of asbestos, such as wall and electrical insulation and machinery. Constant tempering with asbestos either by working with it in sheeting form or by just simply using equipment containing it would contaminate the environment, making it a hazard for human health.Former employees need to keep a close eye on their health. Asbestos-related diseases can develop even after the exposure has stopped, and can take many years to start showing signs.

Thousands of Goulds Pumps 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


Employees working in various departments of Goulds Pumps were highly exposed. Cutting, scraping, or agitating asbestos would cause fibers to be released into the air exposing not only those working directly with it but any individual in that area. It often happened that workers would get microscopic fibers embedded in their clothes, bringing them home and exposing their family members as well.

Secondary exposure can also lead to serious diseases. If you have been affected by secondary exposure to asbestos, you need to take action. Our team is prepared to help you, offering expertise and experience gained in over 25 years of working with asbestos cases. Contact us and we will help you file a claim in order to get compensated. 

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.