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Milwaukee Valve Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Milwaukee Valve was established in 1901. They manufacture valves for a variety of industries such as heating, plumbing, marine, and the dry bulk hauling industries. As the 40s brought an exponential growth of asbestos usage in industrial manufacturing, many companies have incorporated it into their products up until 1980 when it was regulated. Milwaukee Valve is no exception. Their use of asbestos has exposed not only their employees but even those further working with their products to serious health risks.

Former Milwaukee Valve Employees Might Be at Serious Health Risks

Valves are mechanical devices that are used in every type of industrial process. They are control devices that adjust flow rates for gases, liquids, and slurries. As they work with high heat and closed-contained piping systems, asbestos served as the perfect component due to its qualities of withstanding high temperatures, fireproofing and increasing durability. It was used for valve seats, packing, gaskets and insulation. Milwaukee Valve employees have been exposed directly to asbestos thus running the risk of developing serious illnesses.

Asbestos-related diseases take a long time to develop and start showing signs. Mesothelioma, for example, can take even 40 years to manifest. In order to promote early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for former employees of Milwaukee Valve. Contact us if you need further information regarding this matter.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

Have You Been Diagnosed with an Asbestos-Related Disease? You May Be Eligible to Receive Compensation

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, formed by tiny fibers that are separated from the rock through a process called dry milling. The extracted fibers then get mixed with other materials in order to create various products. Valves were made using asbestos, especially for its insulation qualities. In the process of manufacturing or servicing them, asbestos fibers were released into the air, contaminating it and exposing workers to huge health risks. Although there were studies as early as 1920 that linked asbestos to serious respiratory diseases and some types of cancer, companies have failed to warn their employees of what the exposure to it meant.

If you are a former Milwaukee Valve employee, diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease, you are entitled to receive compensation. Our team has over 25 years of experience in working with asbestos cases, helping thousands of victims. We can help you file a claim and get properly compensated. Contact us if you have any questions regarding this process.