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P & H Mining Equipment Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

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.

Asbestos Screening

Former P & H Mining Equipment Inc. Employees May Now Be at Risk of Developing Serious Diseases

During the last century, P & H Mining Equipment Inc. 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 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. The occupations with the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

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.

Thousands of P & H Mining Equipment Inc. 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 P & H Mining Equipment Inc. workers


During the last century, secondary asbestos exposure was a frequent occurrence among the family members of asbestos workers. When a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, such as the work clothes of asbestos employees, secondary asbestos exposure occurs. Thereby, the wives of P & H Mining Equipment Inc. employees would be exposed to asbestos while laundering their work clothes, whereas their children would breathe in and swallow asbestos fibers when greeting their fathers upon returning home from the job with toxic dust on his clothes. If you developed a disease you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm, as you may be entitled to compensation. We will thoroughly review your situation to tell you with certainty if you have a case. If you do, our attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim, which will also be filed with P & H Mining Equipment. The only documents you will have to provide your lawyer with are the employment records of your family member who worked for the company and your medical records, documents which will be used as evidence to support your case. In the end, you will recover the maximum compensation you qualify for from the liable company, a process that will take between 3 months to one year to complete. With the legal assistance of our attorneys and their legal team, you are bound to recover fair compensation for your injury.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, people who were severely injured by occupational asbestos exposure refuse to seek compensation from the responsible company, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. If, however, you have a family member who worked for P & H Mining Equipment Inc. and lost their life to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, you can file a wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation on their behalf. Since 1990, our attorneys have been pursuing compensation for victims of asbestos exposure and their family members and will gladly help you as well. After a thorough initial discussion, you will have to send your attorney the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their death was the result of a disease stemming from asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Depending on factors such as the severity of their diagnosis, you will receive the compensation you deserve on their behalf within 3 months to one year. It is important to know that the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, which will allow you to focus on more important aspects in the meantime. Lastly, you should know 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 make taking legal action a priority for you.