Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

As a manufacturer of electrical wiring equipment, Leviton Manufacturing is a company that was founded in 1906 as a small business producing mantle tips for gaslighting. As homes, apartment buildings, skyscrapers, offices, and factories were rapidly emerging in New York, the company supplied the switches, outlets, light sockets, and other electrical parts for these structures, helping families and businesses reach a modern standard of living. In the 1990s, the acquisition of Macro Electronics Corporation and NSI Corporation prompted the expansion of Leviton Manufacturing into the architectural and theatrical lighting systems markets. However, because it was active during the last century, the company exposed workers to asbestos, as the mineral was heavily used in the electric components it would make. If you struggle with cancer and have worked for Leviton Manufacturing, we advise you to contact our law firm to obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

Perhaps the largest amount of asbestos within the electric components manufacturing industry was used for insulating wiring, as this would prevent deadly fires in buildings. Electrical wiring is found in every facility that has electricity. Nearly all electric wiring is insulated with a cloth, which should be resistant to fire and extreme heat. It is found wrapped around metal wires. If electrical shorts occur and result in a spark, the spark is going to be dampened by the electrical cloth and die out. While the presence of asbestos insulation around wiring would not pose a great health threat as that of construction workers who had to handle asbestos products without protective gear, it would still endanger the health of electricians.

The following are the occupational groups that have been exposed to asbestos by Leviton Manufacturing, whether directly or indirectly, during the last century:

Alarmingly, the presence of asbestos in electric wiring as insulation still poses a serious health risk and is part of a national crisis that had not died out when asbestos was banned from most products in the late 1980s. When it is moved, cut, or disturbed in any other way, it can release microscopic fibers into the air, which anyone in the surrounding area might subsequently inhale. Consequently, if you have old electric panels in your home, it is best to switch to modern ones by hiring a team of professionals that has experience in handling asbestos products.

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 Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. workers

When you inhale or ingest asbestos fibers from indirect sources, secondary asbestos exposure occurs, which was extremely common during the last century. It would greatly endanger the health of the family members of asbestos workers. While electricians would not bring home a lot of asbestos dust, they would still carry it on their clothes, skin, and hair upon arriving at their families. When greeting the Leviton Manufacturing workers, their spouse and children would inevitably inhale asbestos dust, which would accumulate in their lungs over the years.

If you shared the same living space with a person who worked with asbestos and now struggle with cancer, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with our legal team, as you could be entitled to file a claim to recover compensation. The financial compensation will come from the former employer of your spouse. We will make sure the legal process is as easy as possible for you, as we are aware that cancer patients often need a lot of time to undergo treatment and to take care of their health. Ultimately, you will get the compensation you deserve, which will also help you afford better medical care.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Not few asbestos victims refuse or fail to seek financial compensation while they are alive. This is because they pass away too suddenly following diagnosis or because they are afraid of a lengthy and complex legal process. Nevertheless, if you have recently lost a dear one to a disease stemming from occupational asbestos exposure, you have to option to file a wrongful death claim to obtain compensation on their behalf. While the sum of money will not be as large as if they had filed the claim themselves, it will still provide you with significant compensation.

To start the legal process of filing a wrongful death claim, you have to call us, describe your situation in-depth, answer our questions, and send us a copy of the employment and medical records of your family member. After our experienced attorneys examine your case, you will know for sure whether you can file a claim. If you can, we will help you navigate each step of the process and will take care of the most difficult work for you, as we know that you probably have more urgent matters to attend to. You will ultimately receive the money you are entitled to if you choose to work with us.