Montgomery Ward & Co.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1872, Montgomery Ward & Co. was the name of two U.S. retail corporations. They came into being after traveling dry goods salesman Aaron Montgomery Ward had the idea for the business while noticing that rural customers often wanted city goods, but their access to these was limited. As a consequence, he launched the original Montgomery Ward & Co. The company was a world-pioneering mail-order business, and it subsequently became a leading department store chain as well. It operated until 2001. Unfortunately, Montgomery Ward & Co. was a manufacturer of asbestos products, the most renowned being the floor tiles sold under the name Style House Vinyl Asbestos Flooring. If you worked at this company before 1980, when asbestos use ceased and developed a disease related to exposure, you should give our law firm a call, as you may be entitled to compensation.

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Montgomery Ward & Co. employees exposed to asbestos

This company was extremely renowned during the last century, with over 400 stores in 43 states. It was the ninth largest U.S. retailer, as well as the largest privately held retailer in the country. The flagship Montgomery Ward stores would be divided into five specialty departments, namely Rooms & More, Auto Express, The Apparel Store, Gold ‘N Gems, and Electric Ave. Numerous of their products would contain asbestos, such as their automotive parts, their hairdryers, and their floor tiles.

Not only would these pose a great threat to consumers, but to the employees as well. In fact, the workers of Montgomery Ward & Co. would have a significantly higher risk of asbestos exposure than consumers, as they would directly handle asbestos when manufacturing the products. These were the products that contained asbestos that the company would manufacture during the last century:

In 2000, the company announced that it was going out of business, and in 2001 it closed all the remaining stores across the country. The following occupational groups were most likely exposed to asbestos on the job by Montgomery Ward & Co. before 1980 and also by working with the products made by this company:

Thousands of Montgomery Ward & Co. 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 Montgomery Ward & Co. workers

Occurring when someone inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, secondary asbestos exposure was very common in the families of people who worked with the mineral. Because companies that included asbestos in their products strived to make sure both workers and consumers remained in the dark with regard to the dangers of asbestos exposure, employees were not provided with protective equipment on the job. As a result, they would often return home covered in asbestos fibers. Upon greeting their father or husband, family members would inevitably breathe in or swallow asbestos fibers that would gradually accumulate in their bodies.

While the chances of developing a disease as a consequence of secondary exposure are lower, it is still possible since no amount of asbestos in the body is safe. Therefore, if you shared a home with a worker of Montgomery Ward & Co. before 1980 and are now struggling with a disease that may be related to asbestos exposure, we strongly advise you to give our legal team a phone call, as you may be entitled to compensation from the company. Whether you are the spouse or the child of a person who worked for this asbestos company, our attorneys will go to great lengths to recover the maximum compensation you are eligible for.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Sadly, many victims of asbestos exposure fail to seek financial compensation from their former employer while they are alive, whether because their life was claimed by their illness suddenly or because they were afraid of a never-ending legal process. However, if you had a family member who died of a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure, you have the option of filing a wrongful death claim to recover compensation on their behalf.

While the sum of money you will receive if you file a wrongful death claim will be smaller than if the person themselves would have filed the claim, it is still considerable, and it will help you with the funeral expenses, for instance. Therefore, if you lost a loved one to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure, we encourage you to seek legal assistance, as we specialize in toxic exposure and will be able to obtain the maximum compensation for you.