Westinghouse Electric Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

Westinghouse Electric was founded in 1886, being a direct rival to Edison General Electric Company. Westinghouse flourished, and by the 1910s, it started to invest in wireless communication, more precisely, it took part in the start of the commercial radio. The company also became a leading contractor for the U.S. military, followed by an entrance in the field of robotics in the 1980s. Until the 1970s, as a worker in Westinghouse Electric’s factories, you were surrounded by asbestos as this dangerous mineral was used in manufacturing some of the company’s products.

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Westinghouse Electric employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Westinghouse Electric 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. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

As a worldwide leader in the nuclear energy industry, Westinghouse Electric Company has a dire history of asbestos use. In 1900, over 5,000 people were working for the company, which specialized in the manufacturing of products such as turbines, gaskets, welding rods, and heat resistant cloth at the time. The health of employees, as well as of those who came in contact with these products in other occupational settings, was permanently at stake due to the large quantities of asbestos Westinghouse Electric Company was using. Consequently, more than 3,000 individuals took legal action against the company by 1988.

Thousands of Westinghouse Electric 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

If you have a family member who worked at Westinghouse Electric Company, your health might also be at stake

Highly prevalent for the better part of the last century, secondary asbestos exposure is no longer a cause for concern today. Since asbestos regulations became effective, the few occupational groups who still handle this hazardous mineral benefit from adequate training and appropriate protective gear. Nevertheless, past secondary asbestos exposure still causes victims every year in the U.S. According to estimates, it is responsible for up to 10% of the 12,000-15,000 people who die of asbestos diseases annually throughout the country. Because asbestos is always dangerous when fibers become airborne, secondary exposure is equally menacing as direct exposure.

Do you have a diagnosis that might be related to asbestos exposure, such as pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer, and a family member who used to work at Westinghouse Electric Company? If so, you might be eligible for financial compensation, which will grant you access to superior treatment and healthcare. Our lawyers have been pursuing compensation for victims of secondary asbestos exposure for nearly 30 years and they will gladly help you, too. Their resourceful legal team will efficiently take care of most aspects of the process so that you can still focus on your health. Since 1990, we have recovered over $1.4 million on behalf of asbestos victims and are positive our endeavors will yield optimal results for you, too.

Legal recourse for victims of asbestos exposure

While Westinghouse Electric Company has not been forced to seek bankruptcy protection and thereby does not have a trust fund set up for asbestos victims, a lawyer with vast experience in toxic exposure cases will help you recover the compensation you deserve if you were injured by their products. Our attorneys have been assisting and representing people whose health was compromised by occupational asbestos exposure since 1990 and they are willing to pursue your case as well, regardless of how complex it might be. For additional information, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C.