Quality Legal Assistance for H.K. Porter Company Workers Injured by Occupational Asbestos Exposure
For approximately two decades, H.K. Porter Company manufactured locomotives with asbestos, a highly carcinogenic mineral which occurs naturally in multiple U.S. states, as well as in numerous other places throughout the world. The inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers can have dire health consequences, the most common being lung disease such as pulmonary fibrosis, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Despite being aware of the detrimental effects of asbestos exposure, company executives refused to cease the use of this agent until they no longer had a choice. After 1950, when the popularity of locomotives began decreasing, H.K. Porter Company switched their focus to industrial materials like tape, canvas, yarn, and felt. These, too, would contain significant amounts of asbestos, which would endanger the health of both people who partook in the manufacturing process and consumers.
In 1991, unable to compensate all the workers who had developed a serious disease as a result of asbestos exposure, H.K. Porter Company filed for bankruptcy protection. Their asbestos trust fund came into being in 1998 and since then, individuals whose health was affected by this awful mineral can easily recover the money they deserve for their injuries. While the process is nowhere near as complex and time-consuming as standard litigation, the aid of a specialized lawyer is still crucial and will grant you access to the maximum compensation you are eligible for. If you intend to file a claim with the H.K. Porter Company asbestos trust fund, we strongly advise you to contact our attorneys prior to initiating the legal process. With nearly 30 years of experience with asbestos cases, they will gladly dedicate their endeavors to pursue compensation on your behalf and hold the wrongdoers accountable for their careless actions.
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