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Piper Aircraft Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

Piper is a large U.S.-based manufacturer of general aircraft, founded in 1927 and currently owned by the government of Brunei. It became involved in asbestos litigation after asbestos heavily used in aircraft components was discovered to be a cause of mesothelioma and other severe conditions. While after 1981 asbestos use was banned, those exposed before the ban are now suffering the effects.

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Piper Aircraft Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Piper Aircraft Corporation 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. Within the aerospace industry, asbestos would be a very important ingredient in brake pads, sealer, wiring insulation, brake linings, as well as block insulation. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

One of the companies which specialized in manufacturing aircraft components was Piper Aircraft Corporation, which is still in business nowadays. Before 1980, when strict asbestos regulation came into effect in the United States, it would make use of large amounts of asbestos, thereby exposing workers to potentially deadly mineral fibers. Consequently, some of their employees have later developed awful diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Thousands of Piper Aircraft Corporation 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, highly common among the families of Piper Aircraft Corporation workers


Every year, over 12,000 people die of diseases caused by asbestos exposure in the U.S. While the majority of asbestos victims underwent exposure in the workplace, around 8% of them became ill as a result of secondary exposure, which entails the inhalation or ingestion of mineral fibers without being in direct contact with the source of exposure. Secondary exposure mostly took place in the families of asbestos workers. The ways in which secondary asbestos exposure would happen include breathing in the fibers lingering on the clothes of the asbestos worker and shaking out their work clothes before laundering them. It is crucial to know that secondary exposure is just as menacing as contact with asbestos in occupational settings.

If you were diagnosed with a type of lung disease or another illness correlated with asbestos exposure, such as kidney cancer, and used to live under the same roof as a Piper Aircraft Corporation worker, chances are you qualify for financial compensation. The experienced attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and their resourceful legal team will help you claim the money you deserve for your injury. Please contact us as soon as possible, as cases involving asbestos exposure have a statute of limitations.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.