Northrop Grumman

Workers exposed to asbestos

The history of this business can be traced back to the beginning of the last century when the Grumman Corporation was founded on Long Island, New York. During World War II, it built aircraft for the U.S. Navy. When the conflict ended, the company branched out and began manufacturing aluminum canoes using leftovers from aircraft. The company is also renowned for producing a wide range of weapons. In 1994, Northrop Aircraft acquired Grumman Aerospace, and the company as we know it today was created. Unfortunately, the employees of Northrop Grumman were heavily exposed to asbestos on the job, as the manufacturing of aircraft, as well as weapons, involved the use of this carcinogenic mineral. If you worked for this company and are now struggling with a disease that is related to asbestos exposure, we encourage you to contact our legal team, as you are most likely entitled to compensation.

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Northrop Grumman employees exposed to asbestos

Today, Northrop Grumman has 90,000 employees, revenue in excess of $30 billion, and specializes in global aerospace, defense, and security. While asbestos is no longer present, the company is responsible for having exposed workers to the harmful mineral between the 1920s and the 1980s. The occupational group with the highest risk of asbestos exposure was, without a doubt, aircraft workers, as they would have to install brake pads and heat shields, both containing asbestos, by using asbestos gloves.

Furthermore, aircraft mechanics were also exposed to asbestos to a great extent, as they were in charge of maintaining and repairing components that contained asbestos. By disturbing these aircraft components, asbestos dust was released, which the employees and everyone in close proximity inhaled and ingested. The replacement of brake pads entailed permanent manipulation and tugging back and forth, which unavoidably exposed workers to asbestos fibers. Since the engine would generate a lot of heat, mechanics would protect it with asbestos blankets, which could also pose a health hazard when they were damaged by wear and tear.

These are the workers exposed to asbestos by Northrop Grumman during the last century that are today at risk of developing a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure:

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Northrop Grumman workers

The families of Northrop Grumman employees were at significant risk of asbestos exposure during the last century, as the workers would often bring home asbestos dust on their clothes, skin, hair, and shoes. Since asbestos companies went above and beyond to keep the illusion that asbestos was safe, none of the people who handled it on the job were given protective equipment such as respirators. They were not asked to change their clothes at the end of their shift either. Consequently, you can see how easy it was for asbestos to end up in the homes of Northrop Grumman workers.

Usually, the wives of employees would inhale and ingest asbestos when laundering their work clothes, whereas their children would come in contact with the mineral when greeting their fathers. Over the years, the number of asbestos fibers in the bodies of family members would grow, which now places these people at moderate risk of developing a serious disease such as lung cancer. If you shared a house with a Northrop Grumman worker and have a diagnosis that seems related to asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm, as we also take up cases of secondary asbestos exposure.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The close family members of a victim of workplace asbestos exposure who had not sought financial compensation while alive can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Some of the people who can do this on behalf of a departed loved one are parents, children, and spouses. We have been pursuing compensation for toxic exposure victims and their families since 1990 and have the necessary resources to obtain the most favorable outcome for your case if you decide to seek compensation for your lost family member.

To start the legal process, you just have to call us and thoroughly explain your situation. We will then ask you to send our legal experts documents such as the employment and medical records of your family member and their death certificate so that our skilled attorneys can begin assessing your case. If they determine that you are entitled to file a wrongful death claim, they will quickly begin preparing it for submission. Eventually, you will benefit from the largest sum of money available for your specific family circumstances.