Textron Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Currently headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, the company was founded in 1923 and was initially manufacturing various textile products. It was first known under the name Special Yarns Corporation and, during the first years of activity, it was located in Boston, Massachusetts. Textron Inc. would manufacture synthetic yarns, which were niche products at the time. During World War II, the business underwent another name change – Atlantic Rayon Corporation – and was producing parachutes. In 1953, Royal Little, the founder of the company, began turning the business into a conglomerate. Unfortunately, like the majority of textile companies, Textron Inc. made use of asbestos fibers. If you worked there between the 1920s and the 1980s and struggle with a disease related to asbestos exposure, you should contact our law firm to obtain compensation from your former employer.

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Textron Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

Sadly, the degree of asbestos exposure textile mill workers endured during the last century was tremendous, which is why numerous former employees now suffer from terrible diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. There were many ways in which these workers came in direct contact with asbestos, such as handling asbestos fibers without any protective equipment. The process of turning asbestos into usable fabric entailed a lot of different workers and locations in the textile mill.

Employees would move asbestos from the storage areas in the mill and would then mix it with cotton. Subsequently, it was piled, meaning that cotton and asbestos were placed in alternating layers on the floor and then fed to the picker machine. Following this step, carding took place, during which cotton and asbestos fibers would be arranged in parallel rows. The cards of asbestos were spun into yarn and wound around spools.

All these processes clouded the air with visible asbestos dust that workers inevitably breathed in and swallowed. Finally, the material was weaved, crocheted, or knitted into finished products. The following are the employees who were exposed to asbestos by Textron Inc. during the last century, directly or indirectly:

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 Textron Inc. workers

Living in the same house as a textile mill worker during the last century implied a great risk of toxic exposure, as these employees would bring asbestos fibers home on their clothes almost every day. Since asbestos companies were striving to cover up the dangers of asbestos exposure, workers did not have to change their clothes at the end of the day, which led to their family members inhaling and ingesting carcinogenic fibers. Their spouses and children would usually come in contact with asbestos when greeting the textile mill worker upon returning home from the job. Furthermore, asbestos fibers would become stuck to furniture and objects covered with fabric, such as armchairs, couches, blankets, carpets, and pillows.

If you shared a home with a person who was working for Textron Inc. before the 1980s and now have a diagnosis that may be related to secondary asbestos exposure, you should give our law firm a call, as we have the necessary resources to help you obtain the compensation you are eligible for your distress. The legal process is similar to that of filing a regular asbestos claim. You will just have to explain your situation and provide our legal experts with the employment records of your family member and with your medical records as evidence. If we deem you eligible, we will begin working on your claim, and you will eventually receive the money you deserve.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Sadly, numerous victims of asbestos exposure pass away without having obtained the financial compensation they were entitled to from their former employer, which was responsible for their diagnosis. However, if you have recently lost a family member to a disease stemming from occupational asbestos exposure, you can opt to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your departed loved one to recover a part of the money they would have received. The legal process is easy. You just have to contact our legal team, explain your circumstances, and provide us with the employment and medical records of your family member and with their death certificate.

Our skilled lawyers will carefully review your case, and if they find you eligible to file a wrongful death claim, they will promptly start preparing it for submission. Your participation in the legal process will be minimal, as we are aware that losing a dear one to harrowing diseases such as those caused by asbestos exposure takes a heavy toll on the emotional and mental health of the surviving family members. It is also important to know that working with us is free of charge unless we recover compensation. In the end, you will benefit from the money you are entitled to on behalf of your departed family member, which can help you with the funeral expenses or their past medical expenses.