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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.

Former Employees Exposed to Asbestos Need to Keep a Close Eye to Their Health

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 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. In an effort to promote early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge. Contact us for any further information you may need.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

If You Are a Victim of Asbestos Exposure You Can Get Compensated

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, farmers changing brake linings on their tractors or mechanics servicing equipment might also be at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases.

John Deere is amongst the many companies that have faced lawsuits in the last years over their use of asbestos. If you are a former employee diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease, you need to take action soon. Our team has over 25 years of experience in working with asbestos-related cases and has helped thousands of victims get compensated. Contact us and we will help you file a claim and receive proper compensation.