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.
Former National Automotive Employees May Be at Serious Health Risk
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.
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.
Victims of Asbestos Exposure Might Be Eligible for Compensation
Mechanics working with asbestos parts have the highest risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases. Friction on brakes, clutches or other parts can loosen asbestos fibers and release them into the air when these components are changed. In the last years, National Automotive has been involved in many lawsuits over their asbestos products causing former employees and mechanics serious health problems.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related lung disease caused by working with National Automotive products, you might be eligible for compensation. But as these cases usually have a statute of limitation, you need to take action as soon as possible. Our team has helped thousands of victims file claims and get compensated. We can help you as well. Contact us if you need any further information regarding this process.
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Local Asbestos Screening Requirements for Victims or Family Members
1. Must have a diagnosis, cancer diagnosis following industrial work or military/navy service has immediate expedited eligibility and do not need to travel to us, we do everything over the phone, any other non-cancerous lung related diagnosis will require travel and a 2 hour physical medical evaluation at our facility in Birmingham, Alabama
2. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (it is very common to be misdiagnosed please ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed later than the 3 year statute of limitation)
3. Must have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page)