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Southwest Electric Power Co.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1946, the company had multiple power generation plants throughout the United States. Because employees had to grind wheels and machine core parts which were insulated with asbestos, they were inevitably exposed to a considerable extent. For this reason, they are now at high risk of developing a serious disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure. They initially provided electric power to the cities of Baker, Oregon, and Plevna, Montana, as well as to some areas in South Dakota and Wyoming. It is important for people who developed a disease as a result of workplace asbestos exposure at Southwest Electric Power Co. to know that they can recover the compensation they are eligible for from the liable company.

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Southwest Electric Power Co. employees exposed to asbestos

In addition to grinding asbestos products, the workers of Southwest Electric Power Co. would also have to maintain and repair machinery which contained tremendous amounts of asbestos, as the mineral would prevent the equipment from overheating since very high temperatures are involved in power generation. Furthermore, workers would be surrounded by asbestos dust released in the air by other employees, which, because the facilities had poor ventilation, led to heavy asbestos exposure. Today, former employees of Southwest Electric Power Co. can recover the compensation they deserve for the terrible diseases they came to struggle with by contacting a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure. The occupational groups that were exposed to the asbestos products of this company are:

After a thorough initial discussion, during which you will need to describe the circumstances of your workplace asbestos exposure, you will have to provide your attorney with your employment and medical records, documents that will be used as evidence to support your asbestos claim with the company. Since 1990, we have been helping victims of asbestos exposure obtain the compensation they were entitled to and will gladly provide you with quality legal assistance as well. Thereby, if you have a diagnosis which is the consequence of occupational asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm. However, it is important to keep in mind that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.

Thousands of Southwest Electric Power Co. 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 Southwest Electric Power Co. workers

Chances are if you shared a living space with a family member who was working at Southwest Electric Power Co. you were secondarily exposed to asbestos. Secondary asbestos exposure occurred when the wives of employees would launder their work clothes and when their children would greet them upon returning home, covered in asbestos fibers. This way, they would inevitably inhale and ingest asbestos, which may, over the decades, result in the development of a serious disease such as mesothelioma. Nevertheless, as a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, you are also eligible for compensation from Southwest Electric Power Co. With the help of our attorneys, who specialize in asbestos exposure cases, you will eventually receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to from the responsible company. After you provide your lawyer with the employment records of your family member and with your medical records, they will promptly begin working on your claim. It is important to know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay our attorneys anything unless they recover compensation for you. If you developed a serious disease and you suspect secondary asbestos exposure is the culprit, please contact our lawyers immediately and they will gladly help you file a claim.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

It is not unusual for a victim of workplace asbestos exposure to refuse to take legal action while they are alive, as they may fear a long and complicated legal process. However, if one of your family members who was a worker of Southwest Electric Power Co. passed away due to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, you can file a wrongful death claim with the assistance of a specialized attorney, which is bound to result in fair compensation for you and the other surviving family members. The only documents you will have to send your attorney are the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their death is the consequence of a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure. Afterward, our resourceful attorneys will immediately begin working on your case so that you can receive the compensation you deserve within the shortest time possible. However, you should know that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years in the majority of states, which should prompt you to file a claim as soon as possible.