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Yarway Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

It was founded in 1908 in order to supply the steam-power industry with valves, steam traps and controls. The company went through a long stint of name changes, embracing in 1962 the name Yarway Corporation. Yarway admitted using asbestos in their products as early as the 1920’s. The use of this dangerous mineral was extended until the 1970’s, a period in which power plant workers, shipyard workers, HVAC mechanics and oil industry workers were mainly the ones being exposed.

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Yarway Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

Catering to the steam-power industry, Yarway Corporation, which was initially known as Simplex Engineering Company, had been using asbestos in their products for as long as six decades before the mineral was subjected to strict regulations. In addition to valves and gaskets, the company also manufactured expansion joints and steam traps, as well as automatic boiler skimmers, all of which would contain large amounts of toxic asbestos fibers. While thousands of former workers have already developed awful diseases as a result of occupational asbestos exposure, numerous other Yarway Corporation employees are expected to fall ill in the near future, as the risk never diminishes.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Yarway Corporation are pipefitters, oil refinery workers, machinists, power plant workers, engineering technicians. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Yarway Corporation, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to gaskets, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Yarway Corporation during the last century.

Thousands of Yarway Corporation 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 Yarway Corporation workers


Also known as domestic asbestos exposure, secondary asbestos exposure refers to instances in which people inhale or ingest carcinogenic fibers without being in direct contact with the source of contamination. During the last century, when the employment of asbestos was so common in U.S. industrial workplaces, the family members of those who were directly handling it on the job would inevitably be exposed via this route, which is just as dangerous as direct contact with the hazardous mineral. The spouses and children of Yarway Corporation workers are unfortunately no exception. Several decades after their first encounter with asbestos fibers, a significant number of secondarily exposed individuals came to suffer from harrowing diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.

If you believe your diagnosis is the consequence of inhabiting the same house as a Yarway Corporation worker, please contact our lawyers, who will help you recover fair compensation for your injury. Since the company set up a trust fund in 2015, litigation is no longer a necessary step to obtain the money you are entitled to. Thereby, the legal process has become considerably easier to navigate, requiring minimal involvement on your part. If you are a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, let our specialized attorneys and their resourceful legal team handle your case. We are confident you will not be disappointed by the results. For additional information, do not hesitate to give us a call and we will gladly answer all your questions.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.