Automotive Companies: Mesothelioma
People that worked for Automotive Companies may have been exposed to high levels of toxic asbestos from a list of over 3,000 asbestos-containing products. Tradesman that worked at Automotive Companies installing, repairing and replacing products and materials are also at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. Building Trades between 1930-1980. Over 27 million workers are at risk for developing Malignant Mesothelioma in their lifetime. Asbestos Trust Funds have paid out nearly 21 billion to more than 600,000 asbestos claimants. There are about 65 active Asbestos Trust Funds with an estimated $32 billion in remaining assets.
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Asbestos-containing products were used in the building and construction of office buildings, industrial parks, plants, factories, refineries, mills, and shipyards. U. S workers were exposed to toxic asbestos products on a daily basis in their workplace. Asbestos was used in walls, ceilings, flooring, wiring, drywall, paints, metals, glues, pipes and heating systems.
Asbestos fibers are very tiny as small as .03 microns. The human eye can see particles to about 40 microns. These microscopic particles are very dangerous and when inhaled or ingested and can lay dormant in a human body for 10-50 years. These asbestos particles can weaken the human immune system and may lead to malignant Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. The average age for a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69.
Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you have been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos related cancer you may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos manufacturers and Asbestos Trust Funds for your asbestos exposure.
- Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.
- 1 in every 125 males over 55 will be diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime.
- More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos with the heaviest usage in the U. S. during 1930-1980.
- Malignant Mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 50 and 75 years old.
- There are 2,500-3,000 malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
- 1 in 3 U. S. military veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
- Men are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma than females.
- 70-80% of all diagnosed Malignant Mesothelioma cases reported had workplace experience.
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Automotive Companies and Asbestos Exposure
|3C Auto Flint, MI|
|ABB Automation, Inc. Wickliffe, OH|
|ABC Auto Motive Co. San Francisco, CA|
|AC & S Advance Auto Parts|
|Advance Auto Parts, Inc.|
|Advance Auto Supply|
|Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance|
|Allied Automotive Cleveland, TN|
|Allied Automotive Troy, NY|
|Alpha Automation Limited|
|American Auto Top Co. Delphi, IN|
|Antique Auto Restoration|
|Appco Automotive Miami, FL|
|Arrow Auto Service|
|Arts Auto Service – Hecla, OH|
|Associated Auto Body, 1st St. Boston, MA|
|Atwood Automotive Industries Rockford, IL|
|Austin Auto Parts Inc.|
|Auto Agency Gresham, OR|
|Auto Assembly Factory|
|Auto Assembly Plant|
|Auto Barn Stores, Inc.|
|Auto Body Credit Union|
|Auto Bolt & Nut Co. – Cleveland, OH|
|Auto Car Co. Ardmore, PA|
|Auto Care By Jerry – Greenville|
|Auto Cast, Inc. Grandville, MI|
|Auto City Plating Co.|
|Auto Clave 3 Seattle, WA|
|Auto Club of Southern California|
|Auto Dealership Companies|
|Auto Doc – Greenville|
|Auto Friction Lawrence, MA|
|Auto Industry Companies|
|Auto Light Presto Light|
|Auto- Lite Battery Corp. Niagara Falls, NY|
|Auto- Lite Battery Corp. Vincennes, IN|
|Auto- Lite Battery Corp. Woodstock, IL|
|Auto Lite, Inc. Niagara Falls, NY|
|Auto Owners Insurance Building Lansing, MI|
|Auto Owners Insurance Co.|
|Auto Parts Alliance Companies|
|Auto Parts Companies|
|Auto Parts Stores|
|Auto Parts Warehouse|
|Auto Ranch of Wheeling – Wheeling, WV|
|Auto Repair Facilities|
|Auto Restoration Companies|
|Auto Salvage Yard|
|Auto Shop Buildings|
|Auto Specialties Manufacturing Co. St Joseph, MI|
|Auto Springs Co. Columbia, SC|
|Auto Stamping Companies|
|Auto Steam Equipment Co. Philadelphia, PA|
|Auto Supply Companies|
|Auto Supply Machine Shop|
|Auto Terminal Corp. Detroit, MI|
|Auto Tronic Control Co. Northwood, OH|
|Auto Warehouse, Inc. – NJ|
|Auto Wheel Service, Inc. Portland, IN|
|AutoCar Trucks Exton, PA|
|Autodin Facilities Oklahoma City, OK|
|AutoGas Bellwood, IL|
|Autolite – Sharonville, OH|
|Auto-Lite Battery Corp. – IL|
|Auto-Lite Battery Corp. – IN|
|Autolite Co. Niagara Falls, NY|
|Autolite Factory – OH|
|Autolite Newton Falls, NY|
|Autolite Spark Plug|
|Autolite Toledo, OH|
|Automantic Heating Supply|
|Automated Comb Division Michel Lumber – Dundee, OR|
|Automated Manufacturing Hickory, NC|
|Automobile Club Building – OH|
|Automobile Club of America Jersey City, NJ|
|Automobile Club of America New York City, NY|
|Automobile Co. America|
|Automobile Manufacturing Plant – MO|
|Automobile of America|
|Automobile Owners Tire Corp. St Paul, MN|
|Automotive & Commercial Diver|
|Automotive Assembly, Pilot Plant – MI|
|Automotive Battery Division City of Industry, CA|
|Automotive Body Plant|
|Automotive Brake Co. Newburgh, Inc.|
|Automotive Car Assembly Plant|
|Automotive Car Assembly Plants|
|Automotive Equipment Westlake, OH|
|Automotive Industrial Plants|
|Automotive Manufacturing Plant|
|Automotive Repair – Jays Sinclair Station|
|Automotive Supply Associates, Inc.|
|Automotive Supply Companies|
|Automotive System Companies|
|Autonetics Anaheim, CA|
|Autopoint Co. Chicago, IL|
|Autossee Mobile, AL|
|Auto-Therm Co. Shop|
|B & B Auto St. Louis, MO|
|B & O Auto Collision|
|Bae Automated Systems, Inc.|
|Baldwin Automotive – PA|
|Bay City Auto Lite Plant|
|Beaverton Auto Parts|
|Bendix Corp. Automation & Measurement – OH|
|Benny’s Auto Store – RI|
|Bergen Auto Mechanic|
|Bimel Spoke Auto Wheel Co. – IN|
|Blue Chip Auto Co. Omaha, NE|
|Boiler Technologies, Automation Industries|
|Booths Auto & Electric|
|Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc.|
|Bourgs Auto Inc.|
|Bradenton Country Club – Automotive Building – FL|
|Brasier Auto Service Robertsville, MO|
|Brighton Automotive Warehouse Cincinnati, OH|
|Burton Auto Spring Corp. Chicago, IL|
|Butler Auto Auction – Butler, PA|
|C & C Auto Parts – PA|
|C C Auto Parts Cochranville, PA|
|C S Auto Parts Birmingham, AL|
|Cadillac Automotive Plant|
|California Automotive Retailing Concord, CA|
|California State Auto Association – Larkspur, CA|
|Canton Auto Parts, Inc.|
|Carpenter Auto Repair Centralia, IL|
|Carquest Auto Parts|
|Carr Automotive Manu Corp. Tappahannock, VA|
|Cheatham Auto – Huntington, WV|
|Chiefs Auto Parts, Inc.|
|Chrysler Auto Plant – Highland Park, CA|
|Chrysler Auto Plant – Perrysburg, OH|
|Chunn Automotive – Greenville|
|City Auto Stamping Co. Toledo Terminal OH|
|Clarks Ford Auto Sales|
|Cleveland Automobile Co. East Cleveland, OH|
|Comet Auto Supply, Inc.|
|Compton Auto Dock Compaton, CA|
|Cooper Standard Automotive – Cleveland, OH|
|Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc.|
|Copper & Automotive Washer Co. Limited|
|Copper Automotive Washer Co. Limited|
|Corcoran Brown Lamp, Div. Electric Auto Lite Co. Sharonville, OH|
|Cramerton Automotive Products Lp Cramerton, NC|
|Croydon Automobile Co. Limited|
|CSK Auto, Inc.|
|Dearborn Ford River Rouge Automotive Plant|
|Delphi Auto Systems Corp. Dayton, OH|
|Delphi Auto Systems Corp. Vandalia, OH|
|Delphi Automotive Oak Creek, WI|
|Delphi Automotive System Dayton, OH|
|Delphi Automotive System Olathe, KS|
|Delphi Automotive System Sandusky, OH|
|Delphi Automotive System Vandalia, OH|
|Delphi Automotive System Warren, MI|
|Delphi Automotive System Wyoming, MI|
|Detroit Auto Dash Co. Detroit, MI|
|Detroit Cadillac Automotive Plant|
|Dna Auto Auction – New Stanton, PA|
|Domboske Auto Dealership|
|Dora Auto Glass & Custom Vinyl Tops, Inc. AL|
|Dutch Auto Body – Youngstown, OH|
|East Bay Auto Group, LLC – NC|
|Eastman Auto Services|
|Electric Autolite Co. Bay City, MI|
|Electric Autolite Co. Cincinnati OH|
|Electric Autolite Co. Decatur, AL|
|Electric Autolite Co. Evendale, OH|
|Electric Autolite Co. Hazelton, PA|
|Electric Autolite Co. La Crosse, WI|
|Electric Autolite Co. Niagara Falls, NY|
|Electric Autolite Co. Spark Plug Division Port Huron, MI|
|Electric Autolite Co. Toledo, OH|
|Electric Autolite Co. Willys Overland Co.|
|Electric Autolite Co. Woodstock, IL|
|Electric Autolite Spark Plug Plant Division 4 Fostoria, OH|
|Electric Automobile Co. Honolulu, HI|
|Electric Storage & Battery Co. Automotive Division|
|Emils Auto Service – Moundsville, WV|
|FAA Automation Building 5125 Central Ave. Fremont, CA|
|Fisher Auto Parts, Inc.|
|Fisher Automotive Body Plant|
|Ford Auto Body Plant Houston, TX|
|Ford Motor Automotive Wind Tunnel|
|Ford Motor Co. Automotive Wind Tunnel Detroit, MI|
|Ford River Automotive Plant|
|Ford River Rouge Automotive Plant|
|Forest City Auto Parts Co. Inc.|
|Franklin Automobile Works Syracuse, NY|
|Franks Auto & Tractor Repair – AR|
|Ftp Automotive Tappahannock, VA|
|G & T Auto Parts of Mid Orange, Inc.|
|General Motors Auto Parts Warehouse|
|General Motors Automotive Body Plant|
|General Motors Corp. Auto Parts Warehouse|
|General Motors Corp. Chevrolet Autoburn|
|General Motors Fisher Automotive Body Plant|
|General Overland Auto Transport Benicia, CA|
|Gengas Auto Co.|
|Globe Foreign Auto Parts, Inc.|
|Graves Automotive Supply|
|Great Western Auto Parts Co. – NE|
|H. H. Auto Parts – North Canton, OH|
|Handy Auto Supply Co.|
|Harry’s Auto Repairs Philadelphia, PA|
|Hauto Steam Electric Station|
|Hendrickson Auto Spring Chicago, IL|
|Henkes Auto Electric Lorain, OH|
|Hickey Auto Sales|
|Huntington Auto Supply Machine Shop – Huntington, WV|
|Imported Auto Transport, Inc. Long Beach, CA|
|Isaac S Auto Sales Hamilton, OH|
|Jaskeirny S Auto Body Garage – Dillonvale, OH|
|Joe Bassarab Oldsmobile Dealer – Auto Repair|
|John C. Greck Automotive Brake Repair|
|Jonas Automobile Co. Service Building – WI|
|K & G Auto Parts – NY|
|K. G. Auto Parts Brooklyn, NY|
|Kaiser Hospital Autopsy Room San Francisco, CA|
|Koehler Autobody Winona, MN|
|Krell Auto Grand Piano Co. Connersville, IN|
|L. M. Scanlon, Inc. – Scanlon’s’ Auto Parts, Inc.|
|Langley Auto Wrecking Co. Kansas City, MO|
|Lapeyrouse Auto Parts|
|Larry’s Automotive – CA|
|Lehigh Industrial Power Co. Hauto, PA|
|Lehigh Navigation Electric Co. Hauto, PA|
|Lehigh Valley Plant Hauto Steam Electric Station Hauto, PA|
|Libbey-Owens Ford Autoclave Department Ottawa, IL|
|Lockheed Auto Clave Building 103 Sunnyvale, CA|
|Logan Auto Parts Plant|
|Lorenzen Realty of Orange County – Automotive Brake|
|M. & W. Auto Parts – IL|
|Macys Auto Center – Concord, CA|
|Manning & Son Gulf & Auto Repair – Weirton, WV|
|Maremont Automotive Products Co. Cicero, IL|
|Max Curtis Ford Auto Dealership|
|Mazezka Auto Body – Follansbee, WV|
|Midwest Tire Auto Stores, Inc. Waukegan, IL|
|Mikes Auto Parts Inc.|
|Mitchell Auto Plant|
|Mitchell’s Auto Salvage New Melle, MO|
|Mobile Automobile Car|
|Moog Automotive, Inc.|
|Napa Auto Parts|
|National Automotive Fibre Co. Waterford, NY|
|National Automotive Parts Association – NAPA|
|National Automotive Parts Association – Napa Co.|
|New Idea, Division Auto Sandwich, IL|
|New Kensington Auto Parts – New Kensington, PA|
|Niks Iron & Metal Auto Salvage – NE|
|Ninos Auto Body – Braddock, PA|
|O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc.|
|Oak Auto Supply, Inc.|
|Ohio Valley Auto Service – Wheeling, WV|
|Pelham Tri-More Auto Glass, Inc. AL|
|Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. Hauto Steam Electric Station|
|Petaluma Auto Parts, Papi Inc. Petaluma, CA|
|Phoenix Utility Co. Hauto, PA|
|Pick Automotive Co. West Bend, WI|
|Potsdam Auto Parts, Inc.|
|Potter Auto Supplies|
|PRW Automotive Lafayette, IN|
|Pull Auto Body Cleveland, OH|
|Quality Automotive Tappahannock, VA|
|Rockauto Parts CO.|
|Rockwell Automation, Inc. – Allen-Bradley Company|
|Rockwell Automation, Inc. Lafayette, IN|
|S M S Automotive Philadelphia, PA|
|Safe Guard Automotive Tappahannock, VA|
|Sanders Auto Salvage New Melle, MO|
|Sardis Western Auto – Sardis, OH|
|Sarum Auto Electrical Services|
|Scanlonõs Auto Parts, Inc.|
|Schools, Automotive Plants & Factories|
|Sears & Roebuck Automotive Centers|
|Sears Automotive – Midwest City|
|Sears, Roebuck Automotive Center|
|Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.|
|Simplex Automobile Co. New Brunswick, NJ|
|Sorbara Automotive – Ravenna, OH|
|Sorbara Automotive – Ravenna, OH|
|Southwest Research Institute Automotive Test Building San Antonio, TX|
|Stanley Works Auto Door Division|
|State Auto Association Larkspur, CA|
|State Building Commission Texas Auto Austin, TX|
|State Commission – Texas Auto – TX|
|Studebaker Automotive South Bend, IN|
|T & E Auto Wrecker – GA|
|Talley Automotive – Commerce|
|Tauton Cooperative Bank – MA|
|Tenneco Automotive Operating Co. Inc.|
|The Budd Co. Automotive & Railcar Assembly Plant|
|The Rockwell Automation Inc.|
|Toth Auto – Hartstown, PA|
|Tower Automotive Products Co. – WI|
|Toy Town Auto Body Winchendon, IN|
|Truck & Auto Supply Co.|
|Truck Auto Supply|
|U. S. Automotive Tappahannock, VA|
|United Auto Black Lake Resort|
|Used Auto Parts Wrecking Companies|
|Vance Auto Parts & Service|
|Vice Auto Sales|
|Wagner Automotive – Federal-Mogul Corp.|
|Warner Auto Parts Div Borg-Warner Auburn, IN|
|Weirton Tire & Auto Center|
|West River Auto Elyria, OH|
|Western Auto Supply Co. – NY|
|Western Auto Supply Co. – TX|
|Western Auto Supply Company|
|Whitlock Auto – Bridgeville, PA|
|Wilson Square Auto Supply Peabody, MA|
|Wilsons Auto Service Station – Ponca City, OK|
Products Containing Asbestos – Pre-1980
Workers and people that were exposed to asbestos products are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
U. S. Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Military Veterans have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.
There are 21.5 million current living Veterans according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.
The U.S. Military used thousands of Asbestos-Containing Products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II Shipyard Workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.
- Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
- Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
- A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Median Survival Rate for Mesothelioma Patients by Stage
- Stage 1 – 21 months
- Stage 2 – 19 months
- Stage 3 – 16 months
- Stage 4 – under 12 months
Mesothelioma Symptoms Include:
- Chest pain
- Chronic cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Fever or night sweats
- Fluid build-up in lungs
- Heart palpitations
- Heart murmurs
- Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
- Orthopnea (dyspnea when lying down)
- Shortness of breath
- Thickening of Pericardial Layers
How Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Occurs
When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause mesothelioma lung cancer.
Asbestos is most dangerous when it is;
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Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements
7.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a construction worker who developed mesothelioma against 6 companies that manufactured or distributed asbestos-cement pipe (2012).
$13 million Mesothelioma Jury Verdict: For a 73-year-old woman who contracted Mesothelioma after using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Company.
$7.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 1970s and 1980s Worker with Mesothelioma who worked installing underground water and sewer lines.
$26.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 62-Year-Old Drywaller exposed to asbestos dust on residential and commercial job sites who developed Mesothelioma.
$8.6 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For a family man diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos while working as a refinery worker and heavy equipment operator.
$4.4 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Steamfitter diagnosed with Mesothelioma who worked on asbestos containing pumps, valves, and gaskets used in power plant during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
$2.1 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a 77-year-old man who developed pleural mesothelioma from work as a machinist and planner at a Naval Shipyard.
$7.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a woman who developed peritoneal mesothelioma from laundering her refinery worker husband’s work clothes and died from “take-home asbestos exposure.”
Asbestos Trust Funds
- There are more than 65+ Asbestos Trust Funds set up by U. S. Courts.
- Asbestos bankruptcy reorganization can be a lengthy process that can span several years.
- Asbestos Trusts publish additional information about their Trust guidelines, qualifications, and rules.
- Representatives of current and future Mesothelioma claimants must consent to any significant changes to these trusts.
- Since 1988, Asbestos trusts have paid out about $17.5 billion, representing more than 3 million claims.
- Since 2011, Asbestos Trust Funds have combined assets of $36.8 billion.
- Since 2010, the average percentage paid per asbestos victim is 25 percent of a claim.
- Asbestos Trust Funds set Statutes of Limitations that only allow a certain amount of time to file an Asbestos claim.
- Mesothelioma Claimants can sometimes file both Asbestos Trust lawsuits and Asbestos claims.
- Court must approve the amount set aside before the Asbestos Company will be granted bankruptcy protection.
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