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Skinner Engine Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Skinner Engine Company was a well-known manufacturer of steam engines and component parts for ships, many of which contained high levels of asbestos. During a well-publicized period, Skinner (which had been acquired by ACE in 1998) applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, failed to provide a sustainable reorganization plan, was accused of collusion and was finally forced to revert to chapter 7 bankruptcy.

If You Held Down a Job at Skinner Engine Company, You Are Now at High Risk for Lung Disease

Specializing in the manufacturing of steam engines and ship components, Skinner Engine Company was another business which did not refrain from using asbestos during the last century. Asbestos exposure, whether it occurs in occupational or non-industrial settings, is known to cause harrowing diseases, from pulmonary fibrosis and COPD to lung cancer and mesothelioma. While lung disease is the most widespread among asbestos victims, other cancers, such as those affecting the colon, the esophagus, and the kidneys, are not uncommon either. In addition to the individuals who participated in the manufacturing of Skinner Engine Company products, anyone who came in contact with their steam engines and ship components is also at considerable risk for illness.

Over recent decades, numerous claims have been filed against the company, which has a trust fund injured people can receive compensation from. However, because the process is usually complex, we strongly recommend you to hire a lawyer who specializes in asbestos exposure cases. As they possess the necessary knowledge and resources, they will be able to efficiently help you pursue the money you are entitled to. Furthermore, your attorney and their legal team will attend to the majority of intricate tasks filing a claim entails so that you will be able to continue focusing on your health and treatment. If your employment at Skinner Engine Company caused you a terrible disease, we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience, as asbestos cases have a statute of limitations which could prevent you from claiming the compensation you deserve if it expires. For more information, give us a call and we will promptly address any concerns you might have.

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The Spouses and Children of Skinner Engine Company Workers Might Have Also Been Exposed to Asbestos


A quite widespread misconception when it comes to asbestos exposure is that only people who worked with the carcinogenic mineral are susceptible to developing serious diseases. Unfortunately, there is no safe exposure to asbestos and anyone who breathed in or swallowed toxic fibers is at risk, to a greater or lesser extent. While occupational settings imply the heaviest exposure, asbestos workers are not the only demographic who come to suffer from asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. In fact, 10% of asbestos victims have never touched asbestos themselves. These are the victims of secondary exposure, which would most often take place at home before 1980. Secondary exposure refers to inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers outside of industrial facilities.

It is important to know that, if you have a family member who was employed at Skinner Engine Company and now struggle with a disease which might be related to asbestos exposure, you are eligible for compensation. A lawyer with vast experience in asbestos litigation can help you benefit from the money you deserve, which also comes from the asbestos trust fund of the company. The process is simple and requires no litigation. After your first consultation with your lawyer, during which your case will be thoroughly assessed, we will take over and begin conducting extensive research so that you may receive the maximum compensation possible. Whether you have decided to pursue financial compensation or would just like to ask some questions, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist you.