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National Automotive Parts Association

Workers exposed to asbestos

The National Automotive Parts Association was founded in 1925, in Atlanta. They are a retailer cooperative that distributes automotive replacement parts, accessories and service items. They target individuals, industrial workplaces and parts stores. As many automotive companies up until the 80s, National Automotive has made and distributed asbestos products such as brakes and clutches. Their workers, mechanics and even customers at large may now be at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases due to their exposure while working with their products.

Asbestos Screening

Former National Automotive employees may be at serious health risk

During the last century, National Automotive 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. Asbestos was extensively used in the automotive industry because of its qualities of resisting high heat and friction. The most common use of asbestos was for brake and clutch linings, to avoid overheating and failure, which is very dangerous for brakes. Hood liners also used asbestos to insulate against engine heat, as well as transmission parts, valves, gaskets, and seals. Workers handling these products were exposed to great health risks of developing serious lung diseases. 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 like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, can take many years to show signs and can develop even after the exposure has stopped. If you are a former employee of N.A.P.A or a mechanic who has handled their products you need to keep a close eye on your health. To promote early diagnosis, we are offering free screenings. Our team of specialists can analyze your latest chest X-ray and determine whether or not there are any abnormalities that you need to worry about. Contact us for any information you might further need.

Thousands of National Automotive Parts Association 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 National Automotive Parts Association workers

Chances are, if you shared a living space with a family member who was working for National Automotive Parts Association at the time, you were also exposed to asbestos, though to a less severe degree. Nonetheless, secondary asbestos exposure can be as dangerous as occupational asbestos exposure, as once inside the body, asbestos fibers will attach themselves to the lining of various organs, particularly the lungs, and gradually produce inflammation and scarring. Over the years, these symptoms may give way to the development of a serious disease, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. In the regrettable event that you suffer from a disease you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm immediately and we will promptly evaluate your situation. If you are eligible for compensation, our skillful attorneys will file a claim with National Automotive Parts Association, which is bound to result in the money you deserve for your physical and emotional distress. The only documents you will have to send your attorney are the employment records of your family member and your medical records, which will stand as evidence to support your claim. In the end, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Surprisingly, it is not unusual for victims of workplace asbestos exposure to fail to take legal action during their lifetime, as they fear a long and complicated process. In the unfortunate event that you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to file a wrongful death claim with the responsible company, which will result in fair compensation if you choose to work with our attorneys, who have been helping victims of asbestos exposure and their family members since 1990. While the legal process is complex and tedious, your involvement will be minimal, since you will only have to provide your attorney with the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as with their death certificate, which must state that their death was the result of a disease caused by asbestos exposure. Afterward, our resourceful legal team will take over and carefully attend to the remaining legal aspects of your claim. By filing a wrongful death claim, not only will you recover the compensation you deserve on behalf of your lost family member, but you will also hold liable the company for their negligent actions, as all asbestos companies have been aware of the dangerous health effects of exposure since 1920. It is important to know, however, that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should prompt you to take legal action as soon as possible.