The Allis-Chalmers Company, once a large manufacturing competitor of General Electric and Westinghouse, marketed and sold various industrial and power generation equipment, some which contained asbestos materials. The dangerous products, packed and manufactured with toxic materials, caused long-term injuries to many former workers and consumers around the country.
Into the late 1960s, Allis and other industrial manufacturers used asbestos in many electrical products as an effective insulator and heat resistant material. Asbestos, later known as a cancer-causing agent, was considered perfect insulation and packing material, endangering several thousands of workers across the United States.
Because mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses lay dormant for decades, Allis-Chalmers Corporation is still a defendant in several claims where former employees allege that their health problems are the result from exposure to asbestos-containing products.
Most workers are at risk of developing severe health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos attorney investigating mesothelioma and other lung cancer claims for forms Allis Chalmers workers. The Firm is capable of nationwide representation and offers contingency fees to eliminate any financial risk for our clients.
Mr. Lyon has 17 years of experience representing plaintiffs across the country in complex personal injury matters.
Nearly any former worker handling asbestos products manufactured by Allis-Chalmers could be at risk of developing serious asbestos-related diseases. Because products were sold to several companies and military instillations, workers were exposed to asbestos in several different industries, including those in agriculture, electrical, power generation and shipbuilding. U.S. Naval personnel were also heavily exposed.
Allis-Chalmers workers in manufacturing facilities in Ohio were likely exposed to asbestos in the factories handling and packing products, and throughout the buildings themselves. The following types of workers may face a higher risk:
• Turbine workers
• Electrical component assemblers
• Engine assemblers
• Maintenance Crews
• Boiler workers
• Lathe workers
• Packing workers
Allis-Chalmers products like asbestos boilers and turbines were found in engine rooms in many ships in the 20th century. Allis-Chalmers built numerous industrial applications for the construction, military, power generation business and agriculture industry.
Former employees, working in Ohio plants, and other industries using their asbestos products, have filed lawsuits and have been awarded for past and future medical costs. Workers at Ohio plants manufacturing turbines and boilers, and maintenance workers were most frequently exposed to asbestos fibers, and have solid claims against Allis-Chalmers.
Symptoms of mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases may not present themselves for decades after initial exposure. When they do appear, symptoms may include:
• Pain in the chest or lower back
• Shortness of breath
• Excessive sweating
• Weight loss
• Trouble swallowing
• Swelling of the abdomen
Lawyers claim Allis-Chalmers failed to protect workers and improve workplace safety. Workers were asked to handle asbestos products like gaskets, motors, turbines, packing, pumps, and electric wiring. Juries have found the company negligent in the past, and are likely to in future cases.
When companies have been involved in many asbestos lawsuits and forced to reorganize, they often create personal injury trusts to fund current and future liabilities. Victims can still make claims against the company and seek compensation for their damages.
The existing Allis-Chalmers Company and its established product liability trust are liable for asbestos-related diseases that develop years after victims’ initial exposure. Juries have found Allis-Chalmers liable for injuries and deaths, and awarded victims and families for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Some recent mesothelioma lawsuits have resulted in large verdicts and settlements.
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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
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