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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).

Former Lummus Employees, at High Risk for Developing Serious Diseases as a Result of Occupational Asbestos Exposure

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 employed asbestos for several decades. Except for the people who partook in the manufacturing of their products, which included AC cables, gas-insulated switchgears, steam turbines, as well as generators, the following occupational groups might have also handled the hazardous materials of Lummus: metal workers, engineers, factory workers, machinists. 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.

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.

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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 unknowing 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 skilful 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!