Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation Limited

Workers exposed to asbestos

Sunbeam Products is a company that has been manufacturing a wide range of household appliances. In Australia and New Zeeland, there was a subsidiary of the main company, which was known as Sunbeam Corporation Limited. It was founded in 1902 as a small branch of the American company. In 1946, the name of the company was changed to Sunbeam Corporation in these 2 countries. However, in the United States, the company had been producing electric household appliances since 1910, such as waffle irons, mixers, and toasters. Sunbeam Products is one of the numerous companies that used asbestos in their products, which is why if you developed a disease as a result of exposure, you should contact our attorneys. They will promptly help you recover the financial compensation for are entitled to for your suffering.

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Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

The workers of Sunbeam Products were considerably and regularly exposed to asbestos, as they had to assemble household appliances that had to contain the mineral as a barrier against extreme heat. Asbestos in household appliances such as toasters and hairdryers had the role of preventing the product from catching fire due to the high temperature it could reach. Furthermore, it was easy to work with, as well as inexpensive. The heyday of household appliances that had asbestos as insulation was the period of time after World War II in the United States. It was then that the market of innovative and modern gadgets began flourishing.

Some of the most important products Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation was manufacturing during the last century are the following:

While for consumers, these household appliances posed little danger of asbestos exposure, for the employees of Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation, manufacturing these objects entailed heavy asbestos exposure, as they had to weave asbestos fibers into the fabric, a process that would release a lot of toxic fibers in the air. Since they did not have to wear any protective equipment on the job, as asbestos companies were striving to maintain the illusion that asbestos was safe, it should come as no surprise that numerous former Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation workers eventually came to struggle with life-threatening diseases. The following are the occupational groups that were exposed to asbestos while working for this company:

If you held down one of these jobs at Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation before 1980 and are now struggling with a disease related to asbestos exposure, we encourage you to give us a call, as our attorneys specialize in toxic exposure and will help you recover compensation for your unjust suffering. Our law firm has been assisting toxic exposure victims for nearly 30 years, which means that we will be able to obtain the largest sum of money you are entitled to.

In May of 2018, widow Dollie Jean Savage filed a complaint against Sunbeam Products Inc. and other companies, alleging that the products of these manufacturers released asbestos fibers in the air. Her husband had developed lung cancer in March of 2016 and passed away just several months later, a disease that can be the consequence of asbestos exposure. The complaint states that the companies failed to warn consumers of the dangers of asbestos exposure from their products. The plaintiff was seeking damages of at least $50,000 (St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-300).

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Sunbeam Products workers

During the last century, secondary asbestos exposure would frequently occur among the family members of Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation workers, as they would bring home asbestos fibers on their clothes and also in their hair and on their skin. When greeting their husband or father, they would inevitably breathe in toxic fibers, whereas the wives would be further exposed to asbestos when laundering the work clothes of their husbands. This happened because they would first shake out the clothes to get rid of the asbestos fibers before washing them, which one can only imagine how dangerous it was.

Because no amount of asbestos in the body is safe, people who have a history of secondary asbestos exposure should pay close attention to their health, as they are also at risk of developing a serious disease. If you received a diagnosis related to secondary asbestos exposure, we are here to provide you with quality legal assistance. After you give our legal experts access to the employment records of your family member and to your medical records, our lawyers will begin working on your claim and, within several months, you will receive the money you deserve as compensation.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

It is not unheard of for people who suffer from diseases caused by occupational asbestos exposure to refuse or fail to file a claim while they are alive, which generally happens due to the fact that they fear and long and complex legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member who worked for Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation to a disease related to asbestos exposure, you can file a wrongful death claim, which will result in you recovering compensation on their behalf.

Filing a claim for wrongful death is similar to filing a regular personal injury claim, and thereby we will need evidence of your family member having worked at Sunbeam Products/Sunbeam Corporation, their medical records, and their death certificate. After a careful assessment, our legal team will determine whether you qualify for compensation. If you do, our resourceful attorneys will begin preparing the claim, and, following submission, you will receive compensation on behalf of your deceased family member.