John Deere Industrial Equipment Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

John Deere has been established in 1837 and has focused ever since on manufacturing equipment for agricultural processes such as tractors, scraper systems, seeding, harvesting, and planting equipment. Throughout the years though, they have also expanded into manufacturing other categories of industrial equipment, for construction, gardening, landscaping, and forestry as well as manufacturing engines and other components. Like many other manufacturers up until the 80s, they have used asbestos in their products, putting at risk not only their employees but also individuals using their components when doing maintenance work on equipment.

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John Deere employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, John Deere 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. Starting with the 40s, asbestos use has seen exponential growth in a variety of industries and products. Most of them used it because it was an accessible material that could add vital properties to their products, such as heat resistance, durability, strength and fireproofing. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

The automotive industry has used it in products such as brakes, clutches and insulation panels. John Deere has a long history of manufacturing agriculture equipment, especially tractors, which had components containing asbestos. Employees manufacturing products such as brake linings, gaskets, seals, hood liners and clutches may have been exposed to serious health risks. Once inhaled, asbestos fibers remain trapped in the lungs and over time they can develop into diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. If you are a former John Deere employee, you need to pay attention to your health.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of John Deere workers

As early as 1920, studies have linked asbestos exposure to a variety of respiratory diseases and cancers. Although manufacturers had a responsibility to warn their workers and customers about the risks of working with asbestos products, they have failed in doing it. More so, they continued using it up until it was regulated in 1980. Apart from workers who have directly used asbestos in the process of manufacturing components for John Deere equipment, their family members might also be at high risk for developing serious diseases. It often happened that workers would carry asbestos fibers on their clothes, as well as on their skin and in their hair, which would later wind up in their home. Usually, women would inhale toxic dust while shaking out the clothes before washing them, whereas children would breathe in asbestos fibers upon greeting their father. Today, up to 10% of the deaths asbestos causes are the result of secondary exposure.

We strongly advise people with someone in their family who suffer from a disease associated with asbestos exposure to contact our law firm, which specializes in this area of practice. The only documents you need to bring are your employment and medical records. Our legal experts will conduct thorough research to find reliable evidence to support your claim, while our attorneys will carefully prepare your claim for submission. As a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, you, too, are entitled to financial compensation, so please do not hesitate to give us a call.

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.