James B. Donaghey Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Located in Mobile, Alabama, the company was founded by Mr. James B. Donaghey in 1921, hence the name of the business. At first, it was a private plumbing repair and contracting business, but a decade later, James B. Donaghey Inc. set up a heating division. Near the middle of the last century, the company became a leader in south Alabama in the installation of air conditioning systems. Subsequently, the son-in-law of the founder, Maynard Sanders, joined the company, and shortly after, his son, Bradley, did the same in 1953. Bradley Donaghey is still with the company at the moment, serving as Chairman of the Board. Unfortunately, James B. Donaghey Inc. heavily exposed workers to asbestos during the last century, as the mineral was used by over 70 different occupational groups. If you had a job at James B. Donaghey Inc. and now struggle with a disease related to asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to reach out to our law firm, as we can recover financial compensation for you.

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James B. Donaghey Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

The occupational groups the company exposed to asbestos the most are plumbers and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanics. Plumbers would often inhale and ingest asbestos dust when handling asbestos cement pipes, pipe wrap insulation, and joint compound, particularly if these materials were old. The older a building material with asbestos is, the more brittle it becomes and the more asbestos fibers it releases. During the last century, the risk of plumbers when it came to workplace asbestos exposure was moderate to high, which is why former plumbers should pay close attention to their health.

Asbestos was often used to insulate pipes, boilers, ducts, and tanks, as it can withstand extreme temperatures. Fibers would also be added to cement to make asbestos cement pipes. When plumbers were cutting, sawing, and sanding asbestos wrap insulation, drill into asbestos products, saw, and join pipes or sand down block insulation, the air would be clouded with asbestos dust. Unavoidably, since they were not wearing protective equipment, employees would breathe in and swallow asbestos fibers from the air.

Pipes were some of the most common asbestos products plumbers would encounter on the job. They had to cut and drill pipes to various lengths and sizes to fit certain areas of a building. This process would disturb the asbestos fibers present in the pipe and insulation. The following are the workers James B. Donaghey Inc. exposed to asbestos during the last century, whether directly or indirectly:

As for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanics, they would usually be exposed to asbestos when sanding, breaking, and disturbing old ductwork, as asbestos fibers were then released in the air workers would breathe. These mechanics were also exposed to asbestos during typical system maintenance by changing filters and checking furnaces. When they would open compartments and panels to carry out their job, they disturbed the asbestos that had settled in the space.

Thousands of James B. Donaghey Inc. 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 Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of James B. Donaghey Inc. workers

When one breathes in or swallows asbestos fibers from indirect sources, secondary asbestos occurs. It was very common during the last century in the homes of asbestos workers, as they would regularly bring asbestos dust on their clothes in the house. This was because asbestos companies were striving to keep the health hazard of asbestos hidden, which is why employers did not require workers to change their clothes at the end of the day. Consequently, while their wives would breathe in asbestos dust when laundering their garments, their children would mostly be exposed to asbestos when greeting their fathers.

In the unfortunate event that you lived in the same house as a family member who was working at James B. Donaghey Inc. and developed a disease that has a link to asbestos exposure, we encourage you to give our legal team a phone call, as you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible company. Secondary asbestos exposure victims are just as eligible to file a claim as workers who handled asbestos. To file a claim, you have to call us, explain your situation, and send our legal experts the employment records of your family member and your medical records. If our attorneys find you eligible, they will start preparing your claim for submission. Your participation will be minimal, and you will eventually benefit from the money you deserve.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Because numerous asbestos exposure victims pass away suddenly after they receive their diagnosis, their close family members can opt to file a wrongful death claim to recover a part of the compensation they would have been entitled to while alive. The legal process is simple, as we do the hard work for you. We are aware that people who have recently lost a loved one to a harrowing disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma are in a lot of emotional pain, so your involvement will be minimal. All we need from you is to explain your situation and send our legal team the employment and medical records of your departed family member and their death certificate.

Our experienced attorneys will carefully assess your case, and if they determine that you are eligible, they will promptly begin preparing your wrongful death claim for submission. In the meantime, our legal experts will gather additional evidence to support your claim from our vast database. It is important to know that if we do not recover money for you, you do not have to pay our law firm. Furthermore, you should remember that these claims have a statute of limitations, which means that the time you have to file your claim is limited. In the end, with the assistance of our resourceful attorneys, you will have the compensation you are entitled to.