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Workers exposed to asbestos

ABB is a European multinational corporation operating mainly in automation technology. It was founded in the late 19th century, then acquired a large number of U.S. and European companies, including Lummus, to become one of the largest electricity/electrification and automation technology companies in the world. Its products used asbestos for several decades, for which reasons they declared bankruptcy in 2006 and set up the ABB Lummus Asbestos Trust. In 2007, Lummus Global was sold to CB&I (Chicago Bridge & Iron Company).

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ABB Lummus Global employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, ABB Lummus Global, Inc. 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. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Despite a series of noteworthy accomplishments ABB Lummus Global, Inc. can take pride in, such as the development of the first 120 MVA 220kV transformer, the invention of Europe’s first steam turbine, and the building of the first high-speed locomotive, the company had unfortunately exposed their workers to asbestos for several decades.

Except for the people who partook in the manufacturing of their products, which included AC cables, gas-insulated switch gears, valves, gaskets steam turbines, high-capacity transformers, as well as generators, the following occupational groups might have also handled the hazardous materials of Lummus:

In 2006, the company was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as it could not afford to pay out compensation to injured workers anymore. Their trust fund emerged during the same year.

Thousands of ABB Lummus Global 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 Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Quality legal assistance for the family members of Lummus workers affected by secondary asbestos exposure

Secondary exposure refers to coming in contact with a harmful agent without being in close proximity to the source of pollution. When it comes to asbestos, secondary exposure implies inhaling or ingesting mineral fibers in non-occupational settings, such as at home. In fact, the households of asbestos workers were the places where secondary exposure would take place most often during the last century, as workers would unknowingly carry a lot of asbestos dust home on their clothes, as well as on their skin and in their hair. The risk of a family member developing a serious disease in the distant future would increase with every exposure, as medical studies found that the amount of asbestos fibers in the body increases the chances of becoming ill. It is important to know that secondary asbestos exposure is just as dangerous as direct contact with the mineral, being able to cause a broad range of diseases – from non-malignant, such as pulmonary fibrosis or COPD, to cancer, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer.

If you shared a house with someone who was, at the time, employed at Lummus, and experience distressing symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, and a persisting cough, you should seek medical attention immediately. The diseases asbestos causes take decades to fully develop and oftentimes, they are asymptomatic. In the regrettable event you receive a diagnosis, please contact our specialized attorneys, who have assisted over 230,000 asbestos victims within the last 28 years. They will carefully examine your case and promptly come up with the optimal approach for your particular situation. Recovering compensation entails the same process as in the case of injured workers, namely filing a claim with the Lummus trust fund. Nevertheless, with the aid of a skillful lawyer, you will not have to take care of many aspects of your case, as they will carry out the complex tasks pursuing compensation involves. Contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. today and benefit from the money you deserve!

Victims of asbestos exposure and their families are entitled to compensation

Do you suffer from a disease such as pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, asbestosis, or lung cancer and have Lummus on your resume as a former employer? In this case, you are eligible for financial compensation, as your disease is very likely to have stemmed from workplace asbestos exposure. Please contact our attorneys and set up a consultation, as it would be a pity not to benefit from the money you deserve. Compensation may even help you gain access to higher-quality treatment and healthcare. Our law firm has been focusing primarily on asbestos exposure cases ever since it was founded, in 1990, and we will strive to achieve the optimal result for your case, regardless of how complex it might turn out to be. For additional information, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will promptly answer all your questions.