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Western Electric Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1869, the company was a manufacturing and electrical engineering facility which served as the main equipment manufacturer, supplier and purchasing agent for the Bell System between 1881 and 1984, when it went out of business. Western Electric Company made use of tremendous amounts of asbestos for the manufacturing of various electrical products, which inevitably led to heavy exposure among workers. Today, people who worked as construction laborers for the company have the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure. It is estimated that up to 20% of construction workers come to struggle with a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure. However, if you developed a disease as a result of workplace asbestos exposure, you are eligible for compensation from the liable company.

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Western Electric Company employees exposed to asbestos

In the unfortunate event that you came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Western Electric Company, our skillful attorneys and their resourceful legal team will help you recover the financial compensation you are entitled to. Even though it went out of business, Western Electric Company has not established a trust fund for former employees injured by occupational asbestos obtain the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering. The occupational groups that were exposed to the asbestos products of this company are:

While the legal process is very complex, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to send your lawyer your employment and medical records, documents that will be used as evidence in your personal injury claim with the company. The company has been a defendant in personal injury and wrongful death cases for the past 20 years. With the quality legal assistance and representation our attorneys provide, you are bound to receive the maximum compensation you qualify for from Western Electric Company. However, it is important to keep in mind that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which is why you should not postpone taking legal action and contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Thousands of Western Electric 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 Western Electric Company workers

If you lived under the same roof as a worker of Western Electric Company 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 Western Electric Company 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 Western Electric Company, as well as with your medical records, documents that will be used as proof to support your claim with 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.