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Viking Pump Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Viking Pump Inc. is a manufacturer of displacement pumps and flow-control systems for fluid-handling applications. It was established in 1911, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. During WW2, the company won government contracts and started to grow their production, manufacturing pumps that were used in a variety of military applications, including tanks and ships. As it was common up until 1980, they have used asbestos in their products, exposing employees to huge health risks.

Asbestos Screening

Employees exposed to asbestos while working at Viking Pump Inc. need to keep a close eye on their health

During the last century, Viking Pump Inc. 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. Up until the 1980s, many manufacturers chose to use asbestos in their products because it added durability; it was heat resistant and fireproof. The manufacturing process exposed their workers to serious diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. But it wasn’t just that. A lot of the equipment had asbestos insulation as well, thus exposing even workers who did maintenance. Viking Pump is one of the companies that have used asbestos in manufacturing their products, putting their workers at risk. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

If you are a former Viking Pump employee, you need to pay close attention to your health. Asbestos-related diseases take a long time to develop and start showing signs, so it’s extremely important to do regular check-ups. In an effort to promote early diagnosis, we offer screenings free of charge. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

Thousands of Viking Pump Inc. 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 Viking Pump Inc. workers

If you lived under the same roof as a worker of Viking Pump Inc. during the last century, you were also exposed to asbestos, although to a lesser degree. Nevertheless, the risk of developing a terrible disease as a result of secondary asbestos exposure still exists. There have been numerous cases of wives and children of former Viking Pump Inc. workers who came to struggle with a serious disease such as mesothelioma as a consequence of secondary asbestos exposure. Thereby, if you experience a new onset of symptoms, such as shortness of breath, a persistent cough, chest pain or fatigue, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may have developed a pulmonary disease as a result of secondary asbestos exposure. In the regrettable case you receive a diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and we will gladly offer you a free of charge case review. If you are eligible for compensation, our knowledgeable attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim. Before taking care of your claim, however, you will have to provide them with the employment records of your family member who worked for Viking Inc., as well as with your medical records, documents which will be used as proof to support your claim against the company. Lastly, it is important to know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not have to pay our legal team anything unless our lawyers recover compensation for you.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, victims of workplace asbestos exposure refuse to take legal action during their lifetime, usually out of fear of a long and complicated process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease that stems from occupational asbestos exposure, you can recover financial compensation on their behalf by filing a wrongful death claim with their former employer. With over 25 years of experience in helping victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will provide you with quality legal assistance throughout the entire process. Even though it is very complex and tedious, the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, since you will only have to send your lawyer the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must state that they passed away due to a disease caused by asbestos exposure. Afterward, our legal team will carefully take care of the remaining aspects of the legal process on your behalf. Depending on factors such as the severity of their disease, you will receive the maximum compensation available within 3 months to one year. It is important to keep in mind that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations as well, which is 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states. Thereby, you should make taking legal action a priority.