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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.

Asbestos Screening

Former Milwaukee Valve employees might be at serious health risks

During the last century, Milwaukee Valve 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. 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. The occupations with the highest risk of developing a disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

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.

Thousands of Milwaukee Valve 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

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Milwaukee Valve workers

If you lived under the same roof as a worker of Milwaukee Valve during the last century, you were also exposed to asbestos, although to a lesser degree. Nevertheless, the risk of developing a terrible disease as a result of secondary asbestos exposure still exists. There have been numerous cases of wives and children of former Milwaukee Valve workers who came to struggle with a serious disease such as mesothelioma as a consequence of secondary asbestos exposure. Thereby, if you experience a new onset of symptoms, such as shortness of breath, a persisting cough, chest pain or fatigue, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a pulmonary disease as a result of secondary asbestos exposure. In the regrettable case you receive a diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and we will gladly offer you a free of charge case review. If you are eligible for compensation, our knowledgeable attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim. Before taking care of you claim, however, you will have to provide them with the employment records of your family member who worked for Milwaukee Valve, as well as with your medical records, documents which will be used as proof to support your claim with the company. Lastly, it is important to know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not have to pay our legal team anything unless our lawyers recover compensation for you.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, victims of workplace asbestos exposure refuse to take legal action during their lifetime, usually out of fear of a long and complicated process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease that stems from occupational asbestos exposure, you can recover financial compensation on their behalf by filing a wrongful death claim with their former employer. With over 25 years of experience in helping victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will provide you with quality legal assistance throughout the entire process. Even though it is very complex and tedious, the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, since you will only have to send your lawyer the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must state that they passed away due to a disease caused by asbestos exposure. Afterward, our legal team will carefully take care of the remaining aspects of the legal process on your behalf. Depending on factors such as the severity of their disease, you will receive the maximum compensation available within 3 months to one year. It is important to keep in mind that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations as well, which is 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states. Thereby, you should make taking legal action a priority.