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W.A. Fletcher Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

The company was a manufacturer of marine boilers and steam engines for steamboats. It was founded in 1853 and located in Hoboken, New Jersey. In 1929, W.A. Fletcher Company was merged with five other shipbuilding and ship repair businesses, which subsequently formed United Dry Docs, Inc. Because it made boilers, asbestos was present in large amounts in the facilities of the company, as it is a great insulator. For this reason, numerous former employees of W.A. Fletcher Company came to struggle with serious diseases as a result of occupational asbestos exposure. If you are in the same situation, please contact our law firm to recover the compensation you deserve for your injury, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases.

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W.A. Fletcher Company employees exposed to asbestos

Because the company made use of tremendous amounts of asbestos for the production of boilers, employees were inevitably exposed to a great extent, which now increases their risk of developing a terrible disease. By manufacturing boilers, workers would have to insulate their components with asbestos, which released toxic dust in the air. Subsequently, as they were not wearing any protective equipment, employees would inhale and ingest asbestos fibers, which never leave the body. It is important to know that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Furthermore, it is worthy of note that diseases caused by asbestos exposure take between 20 and 50 years to develop, which is why it was only recently that former employees of W.A. Fletcher Company begin suffering from serious diseases. The occupational groups that were exposed to the asbestos products of this company are:

If you developed a disease after working at this company, please contact our attorneys, who will provide you with a free of charge case review, after which they will be able to tell you with certainty whether you have a case or not. If you do, the only documents you will have to send your attorney are your employment and medical records, which will be used as evidence in your claim with W.A. Fletcher Company. Nevertheless, because solid proof must accompany your claim, our resourceful legal experts will also conduct research to discover additional evidence for your case. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation available from the liable company, which will also help you afford better healthcare and treatment. However, it is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.

Thousands of W.A. Fletcher Company 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 W.A. Fletcher Company workers


Chances are, if you lived under the same roof as a W.A. Fletcher Company worker during the last century, you were also exposed to asbestos, although to a lesser degree. Nonetheless, secondary asbestos exposure can be as dangerous as occupational asbestos exposure, which is why numerous family members of former asbestos employees came to struggle with terrible diseases over the years. Secondary asbestos exposure would occur in the family members of W.A. Fletcher Company employees when their wives had to wash up their clothes, as well as when their children would greet their fathers upon returning home from the job, since workers would often come home covered in asbestos dust. Thereby, by inhaling and ingesting asbestos fibers from the clothes, skin and hair of the workers, secondary asbestos exposure would occur. In the regrettable event that you developed a disease which may be the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their injured family members, our attorneys will gladly evaluate your case and help you recover the maximum compensation you qualify for from the responsible company. The only documents you will have to send your lawyer are the employment records of your family member and your medical records, which will stand as evidence in your claim with W.A. Fletcher Company. Eventually, you will receive the compensation you deserve if you choose to work with our skillful attorneys and their resourceful legal team.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

It is not uncommon for a person who developed a serious disease as a consequence of workplace asbestos exposure to fail to take legal action while they are alive. Nevertheless, their surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim with their former employer to recover fair compensation on their behalf with the legal assistance of a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure cases. Thereby, if you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm, as our primary area of practice is asbestos exposure. After a thorough case review, our attorneys will begin working on your wrongful death claim, which will be filed against W.A. Fletcher Company. While the legal process is complex and tedious, it requires minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to provide your attorney with the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as with their death certificate, which must state that their life was claimed by a disease caused by asbestos exposure. These documents will accompany your claim as evidence. Furthermore, our legal experts will conduct research of their own to find additional proof for your case. In the end, you will obtain the maximum compensation available on behalf of your lost family member. However, it is important to know that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years in most states, which should prompt you to take legal action immediately.