P & H Mining Equipment Inc. is a manufacturer of mining equipment established in 1884, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are now a subsidiary of Joy Global Inc., which was recently acquired by Komatsu Limited. For many years, they have manufactured equipment containing asbestos. Maintenance, repair and factory workers may now be at risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases.
Former P & H Mining Equipment Inc. Employees May Now Be at Risk of Developing Serious Diseases
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has qualities such as heat resistance and high tensile strength. These qualities were vital for high-risk industries such as mining, where the good functioning of equipment ensured their workers' safety. For this reason, brakes and clutches were made using asbestos to avoid overheating and failures. Ironically, exposure to its fibers would put at great health risks not only workers manufacturing these components but also mechanics and maintenance workers.
Inhaling asbestos fibers can lead to serious diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. These diseases can take a long time to start showing signs so if you’ve worked in an asbestos-contaminated environment, you need to constantly check on your health. We are offering free screenings for former P & H Mining equipment employees. Our specialists will analyze your latest chest X-ray in order to determine if there are any abnormalities. Contact us for any further information you might need.
If You Have Been Diagnosed with an Asbestos-Related Disease, You Have the Right to Receive Compensation
When asbestos products are manufactured or serviced, microscopic fibers can get released into the air, contaminating it. Anyone working with asbestos products runs the risk of developing serious diseases. P & H Mining Equipment has exposed thousands of individuals by incorporating this carcinogenic toxin into their products. As a result, in the last years, they have been involved in many lawsuits in which former workers have claimed compensation for their debilitating health state as a result of a faulty work environment. This has put them in the situation of filing for bankruptcy.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease as a result of your time working at P & H Mining Equipment, you have the right to get compensated. We can help you file a claim. Our team has over 25 years of experience working with asbestos cases, helping thousands of victims receive proper compensation. Contact us if you have any questions 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)