Brake Companies: Mesothelioma
People that worked for Brake 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 Brake 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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Brake Companies and Asbestos Exposure
|Air Brake Co.|
|Aircraft Braking Systems Akron, OH|
|Aircraft Braking Systems Corp.|
|Allied Signal Brake Pad Co.|
|Amer Brake Shoe & Foundry Co.|
|American Air Brake Watertown, NY|
|American Brake Block Co.|
|American Brake Block Plant|
|American Brake Co. St. Louis, MO|
|American Brake Shoe & Foundry Co. Chicago Heights, IL|
|American Brake Shoe & Foundry Co. Chicago, IL|
|American Brake Shoe & Foundry Co. Mahwah, NJ|
|American Brake Shoe Co. Elyria, OH|
|American Brake Shoe Co. National Bearing Div. Meadville, PA|
|American Brake Shoe Co. New Castle, DE|
|American Brake Shoe Co. New Castle, PA|
|American Brake Shoe Co. Oakland, CA|
|American Brake Shoe Company|
|American Brake Shoe Elyria, OH|
|American Brake Shoe Factory – Meadowland, PA|
|American Brake Shoe Foundry Co. Chicago Heights, IL|
|American Brake Shoe Foundry Co. Chicago, IL|
|American Brake Shoe Foundry Co. Mahwah, NJ|
|American Brake Shoe St. Louis, MO|
|American Brake, Amsco Division New Castle, DE|
|American BrakeBlok – NY|
|American Brakeblok Corporation|
|American Brakeblok Pad Co.|
|American Brakeshoe Co.|
|American Eagle Vehicle Brakes|
|Ammco Brake Grinders|
|Anchor Brake Shoe Company|
|Automotive Brake Co. Newburgh, Inc.|
|Bailys Brakes American Service Station – Warren, MI|
|Bendix Aircraft Brake Linings|
|Bendix Brake Pads Co.|
|Bendix Disc Brake Pads|
|Big Red Brake Co.|
|Brake & Clutch Companies|
|Brake & Clutch of Philadelphia|
|Brake Block Factory|
|Brake Block Plant|
|Brake Clutch Companies|
|Brake Clutch of Philadelphia|
|Brake Engineering Co. – Wheeling, WV|
|Brake Lathe Cutting Brake Shoes|
|Brake Lining Companies|
|Brake Plant Buildings|
|Brake Shoe Foundry|
|Brake Spring Companies|
|Brake Systems Companies|
|Brassbestos Brake Lining Company|
|Bridgestone Brake Co.|
|Bridgestone Goodyear Brakes|
|Bulls- Eye Brake Linings|
|Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, Inc.|
|Certified Brake Danville, KY|
|Chrysler Brake Mechanic|
|Cleveland Brake Division|
|Cobra Railroad Brake Linings|
|Colfax Corp. – Warner Electric Brake Clutch Co.|
|Comet Railroad Brake Co.|
|Crossing Guard Vehicle Brakes|
|Cutlip Brake Service Ashland, OH|
|Ealine Vehicle Brakes|
|Eclipse Brake Linings|
|Edf Brake Linings Co.|
|Eis Brake Co. – CT|
|Fk Brake Linings Co.|
|Friction King Brake Lining Co.|
|General Motors Corp. Brake Division|
|Goldcrest Brake Shop|
|Greyrock Brake Lining Co.|
|Grizzly Brake Pad Co.|
|Haldex Brake Products Corp.|
|Hayes Brake, Llc|
|Hennessy Industries, Inc. – Ammco Brake Grinders|
|Horton Clutches & Brakes Manufacturing, Inc.|
|Industrial Brake & Supply|
|John C. Greck Automotive Brake Repair|
|K & F Industries – Aircraft Braking Systems Corp.|
|Laher Brake & Spring Co.|
|Locomotive Brake Shoes|
|Lorenzen Realty of Orange County – Automotive Brake|
|Maremont Brake Lining Co.|
|Maremont Corp. – Grizzly Brakes- NY|
|Maremont Corp. Grizzly Brake Div. Los Angeles, CA|
|Maremont Corporation – Grizzly Brakes|
|Marshall Brake Lining Co.|
|Master Brake Lining Co.|
|Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Akron, OH|
|Midwest Brake Bond Detroit, MI|
|Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.|
|Mopar Brake Lining Co.|
|Morak Brake Co.|
|Moto Craft Brake Pad Co.|
|Motorcraft Brake Linings|
|Nation Wide Brake|
|New York Air Brake Co. Watertown, NY|
|New York Air Brake Corp.|
|Orscheln Brake Lever Co. Moberly, MO|
|PA Brake Bonding Co.|
|Parts Division Brakes|
|Pennsylvania Brake Beam Co. Danville, PA|
|Pneumo Abex Corp. American Brakeshoe Co.|
|Power Brake Co. – Cleveland, OH|
|Praefke Brake Supply Milwaukee, WI|
|Railroad Brake Companies|
|Railroad Brake Lining Co.|
|Rayloc Brake Co.|
|Rockwell International Brake Plant – Ashtabula, OH|
|Safe-Arc Brake Shoe Grinder|
|Silver Line Brake Lining Corp. Santa Clara, CA|
|Standard Brake Shoe & – AK|
|Standard Brake Shoe & Pine Bluff, AR|
|Stopper Vehicle Brake Co.|
|T & N & Brake & Gasket|
|Velvet Touch Brake Lining Co.|
|Velvet Touch Brake Pad Co.|
|Warner Electric Brake & Clutch Co.|
|Warner Electric Brake Beloit, IL|
|Wheeling Brake & Block – Wheeling, WV|
|Wheeling Brake Block Manufacturing Co. – Bridgeport, OH|
|WM Brake Linings Co.|
|Worldbestos Brake Lining Co.|
List of Industrial Plant Workers Exposed to Asbestos
Industrial workers that labored in boiler rooms, engine rooms, industrial plants, industrial factories, and industrial facilities that were exposed to these asbestos products have a higher risk of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
Inside Office Workers and Mesothelioma
Industrial workers were not only exposed to asbestos working at outside job sites, plants and factories they were also exposed inside of company offices. Asbestos was used throughout office buildings pre 1980 in pipes, insulation, drywall, paints, wiring, floors, tiles, wallboards, cements, glues, adhesives along with 3,000 other products used on a daily basis. If you have a history of work-related asbestos exposure you should be checked each year by a qualified doctor. Office workers exposed to asbestos includes.
|Administrators||Data Entry Workers|
|Analysts||Human Resource Workers|
|Billing & Posting Workers||Planners|
|Book & Record Keeping||Public Relation Workers|
|Chief Executive Officers||Representatives|
|Collectors||Secretary – Secretaries|
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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