Hollingsworth & Vose Company is a manufacturer of engineered paper used in filtration, energy and industrial applications. It was founded in 1843, in East Walpole, Massachusetts. Between 1952 and 1956, they have also manufactured cigarette filters for Lorillard Tobacco, which contained a special type of asbestos. Apart from exposing consumers to huge health risks through this association, they may have also exposed their workers in the process of manufacturing their products.
Workers Exposed to Asbestos Need to Keep a Close Eye on Their Health
It’s frightening to think that almost 70 years ago, manufacturers had even come to use asbestos as a component in cigarette filters, exposing not only their workers but also consumers at huge health risks. Hollingsworth & Vose Company has manufactured these type of cigarette filters for Lorillard Tobacco, for their original Kent cigarettes. Apart from these filters, like many other manufacturers at that time, their equipment may have also been containing asbestos, thus exposing a larger number of workers.
If you are a former Hollingsworth & Vose employee, you need to keep a close eye on your health. Asbestos-related diseases can take a long time to develop, even after the exposure has stopped. In order to promote early diagnosis, we offer medical screening free of charge. You can contact us for any further information regarding this matter.
Are You a Victim of Asbestos Exposure? You Might Be Eligible for Compensation
There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure. Ever since 1920, it was discovered that it can cause serious diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Individuals working with equipment containing it or manufacturing asbestos products have been exposed to huge health risks. In the last years, there has been an increasing number of victims throughout the US who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease due to their workplace exposure.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease as a result of working for Hollingsworth & Vose Company, you have the right to get compensated. Our team has helped thousands of victims file claims and receive proper compensation. Contact us and we will provide all the information necessary to file a claim.
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Local Asbestos Screening Requirements for Victims or Family Members
1. Must have a diagnosis, cancer diagnosis following industrial work or military/navy service has immediate expedited eligibility and do not need to travel to us, we do everything over the phone, any other non-cancerous lung related diagnosis will require travel and a 2 hour physical medical evaluation at our facility in Birmingham, Alabama
2. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (it is very common to be misdiagnosed please ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed later than the 3 year statute of limitation)
3. Must have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page)