Taylor Forge & Pipe Works

Workers exposed to asbestos

In 1900, American Spiral Pipe Works was founded in Chicago by James Taylor. Subsequently, in 1929, the businessman founded a forge shop in Cicero, Illinois, whose name was Taylor Forge & Pipe Works, where the modern ANSI flange standards were developed. In 1967, the Taylor Forge & Pipe Works was acquired by Gulf and Western. The workers of the company would forge a wide range of metals, such as titanium, magnesium, tungsten, and nickel, for engineering applications. Sadly, the employees of Taylor Forge & Pipe Works were exposed to asbestos on the job while working in the plants of the company, as the mineral played a major role in forging, and it was also present in machinery and equipment. If you worked at this company before 1980 and are now struggling with a disease that is linked to asbestos exposure, you should give our team a call, as you may be entitled to compensation.

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Taylor Forge & Pipe Works employees exposed to asbestos

Because the job of metalworkers often involves extreme temperatures and fire, asbestos was seen as the ideal material to protect these people from intense heat during the last century. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, asbestos exposure was a serious problem in the metal works industry, as the regular inhalation of airborne fibers can eventually lead to terrible diseases such as lung cancer. Forge men are just one of the numerous occupational groups that work with metals, as there are also foundry workers, blacksmiths, welders, sheet metal workers, and tinsmiths.

One way forge men were exposed to asbestos while working at Taylor Forge & Pipe Works was by cutting and sawing products that had been treated with asbestos. They would also come in contact with the mineral from asbestos pipes and walls insulated with asbestos. Some of the asbestos products associated with forge men are coatings, hot top insulation, construction materials, personal safety equipment, and metal products. Asbestos was used in the metal industry from the 1940s to the 1970s. In addition to forge men, the following occupational groups were exposed to asbestos by Taylor Forge & Pipe Works:

Regardless of what type of metal worker you were during the last century, coming in contact with asbestos was nearly impossible to avoid. Forge men were exposed to asbestos by handling machinery, equipment, and material in the process of shaping metals, as they were not given any protective gear to wear against inhaling and ingesting toxic fibers from the air. Some of the machinery, equipment, and components in forge plants that contained asbestos were ovens, hot blast stoves, furnaces, tanks, boilers, rolling mills, cranes, molding boards, and steam pipes.

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 Taylor Forge & Pipe Works workers

Upon inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers from indirect sources, secondary asbestos exposure occurs. It would happen quite frequently during the last century, as over 70 occupations involved asbestos use. When forge men would return home, their children would greet them, which could have led to secondary asbestos exposure, as they would breathe in toxic fibers from the clothes and skin of the worker. Furthermore, their wives would be exposed to asbestos the most when laundering their work clothes, as they would first shake out the clothes. Over the years, asbestos fibers would accumulate in the bodies of family members of metalworkers.

If you had a family member who was working at Taylor Forge & Pipe Works before 1980, lived in the same house with them, and are now suffering from a disease that seems linked to asbestos exposure, we advise you to give our legal team a call. We specialize in toxic exposure, and we thereby have the necessary resources, experience, and knowledge to help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to for your distress. Your participation in the legal process will be minimal, as we are aware that victims of asbestos exposure are generally in a lot of pain.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

If you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure who had not filed a claim for compensation, you can choose to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. The company responsible for the diagnosis that claimed their life will grant you money for your suffering, as well as to cover the damages resulting from their departure. Contrary to popular belief, filing a wrongful death claim is not difficult, as all you have to do is call our legal team, explain your situation, and send our attorneys the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate.

Following a careful review, we will determine whether you are entitled to file a wrongful death claim. If you are, we will efficiently prepare it for submission along with all the paperwork that must accompany it. Eventually, you will receive the money you deserve from the people who are now in charge of providing compensation to individuals affected by the asbestos exposure that occurred at Taylor Forge & Pipe Works, whether directly or indirectly. The compensation you will get can be very useful, as it can help you with the funeral expenses, for instance, or with the past medical expenses of your lost family member.