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Hollingsworth & Vose Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

Hollingsworth & Vose Company is a manufacturer of nonwoven materials and engineered papers 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.

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Hollingsworth & Vose Company employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Hollingsworth & Vose Company 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 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. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

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.

Thousands of Hollingsworth & Vose Company 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


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.

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.