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Stone & Webster

Workers exposed to asbestos

Stone & Webster was founded in Massachusetts by two electrical engineers in the late 19th century and soon went national. It was involved in hundreds of national and international engineering and construction operations, nuclear power and petrochemical plants, etc. It was involved in large international bribery schemes, as well as in asbestos litigation for having made extensive use of asbestos in its Engineering branch.

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Stone & Webster employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Stone & Webster 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. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Nearly 80% of asbestos victims were exposed to this carcinogenic mineral in the workplace during the last century when it was widely prevalent in dozens of industries.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred through Stone & Webster are:

Specializing in engineering and construction, Stone & Webster was one of the companies which would constantly and knowingly endanger the lives of their workers, who were not provided with adequate protective equipment during the job. Consequently, they would regularly inhale and ingest asbestos fibers for hours on end.

Thousands of Stone & Webster 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

Have you shared a living space with a Stone & Webster employee? If so, you might have been exposed to asbestos, too


The remaining 20% of asbestos victims came in contact with it either via environmental sources or via living with someone who worked with asbestos – usually, a family member. Secondary asbestos exposure takes place when a person inhales or ingests toxic fibers indirectly. Due to lack of proper industrial hygiene, it was not uncommon for asbestos workers to bring home carcinogenic fibers on their clothes, thereby unwittingly exposing their families, whose members would later develop terrible diseases. In addition to lingering on clothing, asbestos fibers would also stick to furniture covered with fabric, such as armchairs or couches, if the worker did not change into something else upon arriving home.

If you suffer from lung disease or other cancer and have a relative who was a Stone & Webster employee, chances are your disease is the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure. It is crucial to know that you can also recover financial compensation for your injury, even though it did not occur directly as a result of occupational exposure. The skillful lawyers at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will promptly evaluate your case and assist you with claiming the compensation you are eligible for in the shortest time possible.

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.