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Lincoln Electric Company

This producer of welding equipment was founded in 1895 by John Lincoln. By World War II, Lincoln Electric was already the largest manufacturer of arc-welding equipment worldwide. During the 1950’s and the 1960’s, the company started to expand internationally opening a division in France. From the 1990’s on, Lincoln Electric started to grow by acquiring different companies and expanding its operations in more than 20 countries. The fireproof qualities of Lincoln Electric’s products were given by a naturally occurring mineral known as asbestos. This went on until the year 1981 when the company decided to move on from using it as it endangered the lives of the people using their welding products.

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If You Worked for Lincoln Electric Get Screened for Asbestos

Asbestos has been extensively employed by an astounding number of companies throughout the U.S. before the mid 1980s, due to either negligence or willful ignorance. Nowadays, the hazardous effects of prolonged exposure are well-known and undeniable. If you or a family member has worked for one of these companies, it is highly recommended to get screened for asbestos, as exposure is very likely to have occurred.

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If You Have a Family Member Who Worked at Lincoln Electric Contact Us


Although the majority of people who suffer from asbestos-related diseases have been exposed in the workplace, secondary exposure is common as well. If you are diagnosed with a malignant or non-malignant disease and have a family member who worked at Lincoln Electric, there is a high chance your illness is the result of secondary asbestos exposure. Because most companies did not require employees to wear protective equipment on the job, you could have easily inhaled fibers of asbestos which remained on your loved one’s clothes.

If you believe asbestos may be the cause of your injury, we strongly encourage you to contact us. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients and can also help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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