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Raybestos/ Raymark Industries, Inc. (Raytech)

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

It got its start in 1902, being known as Raytech for a short period of time before changing it into Raybestos Industries and eventually to Raymark Industries. The company is known for producing parts for the automotive industry, mostly brake products. Raybestos used asbestos as friction material for brakes and clutches due to its heat-resistant properties and its low cost. By doing this, the company put the lives of its workers and mechanics everywhere in danger.

Thousands of Raybestos Workers Began Developing Awful Diseases After 1980 as a Consequence of Asbestos Exposure

The automotive components manufacturer Raybestos, formerly known as Raytech and, subsequently, as Raymark, is without a doubt one of the most notorious companies which have consciously exposed their workers to asbestos for over five decades. Not only were company executives ignoring scientific evidence pertaining to the dangers of asbestos, but they were also actively striving to conceal the health consequences of exposure for their own financial benefit. Tragically, numerous workers came to be diagnosed with harrowing diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma after handling asbestos on the job for years in a row. Since the latency period of the diseases asbestos exposure can cause is between 10 and 50 years, new cases are still emerging every year throughout the U.S.

While we are well-aware that money can never replace health, we strongly encourage you to take legal action as soon as possible if you are a former Raybestos employee struggling with such a disease. Our lawyers will gladly evaluate your case and strive to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to from the asbestos trust fund of the company, which was set up in 2000. If, however, you were employed at Raybestos and do not have a diagnosis, we advise you to undergo a medical examination at least annually, as the risk of illness will always be present. Because we also take interest on a personal level in our clients, as well as in the wellbeing of asbestos victims in general, our specialists provide screenings free of charge to Raybestos workers with a history of occupational exposure. All you have to do is provide us with your most recent chest X-ray and our experts will let you know whether the asbestos you inhaled has caused any damage to your lungs.

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Secondary Asbestos Exposure, a Serious Concern for the Spouses and Children of Former Raybestos Employees

People who inhabited the same living space as a Raybestos worker while the company was using asbestos are now at high risk for developing terrible diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and lung cancer. Since asbestos companies were awfully lacking when it came to industrial hygiene, workers would inevitably bring home asbestos fibers on their clothes, which would later be inhaled or ingested by whoever was in proximity. This route of exposure is often referred to as secondary asbestos exposure, as those who are subjected to it do not come in direct contact with the source of contamination.

If you have a diagnosis of asbestosis, lung cancer, COPD, mesothelioma, or any other disease correlated with asbestos exposure and also lived with a family member who, at the time, was employed at Raybestos, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. at your earliest convenience. We will promptly put you in touch with one of our specialized attorneys, who will carefully evaluate your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve from the company’s asbestos trust fund, which also provides money to individuals hurt by secondary exposure. Since Raybestos has a trust fund, the legal process does not involve litigation and is usually completed within six months.