Valve Companies: Mesothelioma
People that worked for Valve 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 Valve 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.
Valve Companies and Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits
|Adams Valves, Inc.|
|Albany Valve & Fitting Co. Inc.|
|American Valve Hydrant Beaumont, TX|
|Anchor-Darling Valve Company -CA|
|Anderson Brooksbank Valves, USA, Llc|
|Apco Valve & Primer Corp.|
|Apco Valve & Primer Corporation|
|Apollo Valve Company|
|Asco Valve & Supply Co.|
|Ashton Valve Co. Boston, MA|
|Atlantic Valve & Supply Co.|
|Atlas Steam Valve|
|Atlas Valve Company Inc.|
|Atwood & Morrill Co. Weir Valves Controls USA|
|Belmont Valve Packing Co.|
|Birmingham Stockham Valves & Fittings, Inc. AL|
|Calahan Valve Co.|
|Carne Valve Co.|
|Chapman Valve Mfg. – Crane Co. Brightwood, MA|
|Chapman Valve Mfg. – Crane Co. Indian Orchard, MA|
|Chrysler Valve Co.|
|Cincinnati Valve Company – Lunkenheimer Valves|
|Cla-Val Automatic Control Valves|
|Consolidated Relief Valve Co.|
|Consolidated Safety Valve Co. Bridgeport, CT|
|Control Valves Co.|
|Crane Valve Co. Bridgeport, CT|
|Crosby Valve & Gauge Co. – MA|
|Crosby Valve Gauge Co. Wrentham, IN|
|Curtiss Wright Flow Control Corp. – Farris Valves|
|D. T. Williams Valve Co. Cincinnati OH|
|Dally Engineering Valve Co. Pittsburgh, PA|
|Dana Valve Co. Company|
|Daniel Valve – Cypress, CA|
|Daniel Valve – Houston, TX|
|Delaval Valve Co.|
|Delavalve Trenton, NJ|
|Dixon Valve & Coupling Co. Philadelphia, PA|
|Dresser Flow Control – Valve Division|
|Dresser Valve Division & Consolidated Relief Valves|
|Dresser Valve Instrument Stratford, CT|
|Dressler Valve & Instrument Division Stratford, CT|
|Eddy Valve Co. Waterford, NY|
|Edward Vogt Valve Co.|
|Emerson Electric Co. & Asco Valve|
|Farris Valves Co.|
|Fischer Pump & Valve Company|
|Ford Valve Co.|
|Foster Valve Company|
|Freedom-Valvoline Oil Co. Freedom, PA|
|Garlock Valve Co.|
|Global Valve Co.|
|Grosby Steam Gauge & Valve Co. Boston, MA|
|Grove Valve & Regulator Co. Oakland, CA|
|Hammond Valve Co.|
|Hancock Valves & Lonergan Valves & Yarway Corp.|
|Henry Technologies, Inc. – Henry Valve Co.|
|Henry Valve Co.|
|Holyoke Valve & Hydrant Co. Holyoke, MA|
|Industrial Marine Valves|
|Industrial Valves Co.|
|Iowa Valve Co. Chicago, IL|
|Jenkins Iron Angle Valve Gasket|
|Jenkins Valves & Gaskets Inc.|
|Kennedy Valve Manufacturing Co. Elmira, NY|
|Leslie Valve Co.|
|Ludlow Valve Manufacturing Company|
|Lunkenheimer Valve Co. Carthage, OH|
|M & H Valve Co.|
|M & J Valve – Houston, TX|
|M H Valve Co. Anniston, AL|
|Magnatrol Valve Corporation – MI|
|Marsam Valves & Fittings Corp.|
|Milwaukee Valve Co. Inc.|
|Mixing Valve Companies|
|MKM Valve Division – TX|
|Murphy Valve National Bulk Carriers|
|National Valve & Manufacturing Pittsburgh, PA|
|National Valve Co. – Etna, PA|
|National Valve Johnstown, PA|
|National Valve Lawrenceville, PA|
|National Valve Manufact Pittsburgh, PA|
|Nelson Valve Co. Chestnut Hill, PA|
|Nelson Valve Co. Philadelphia, PA|
|Nordstrom Valve Co.|
|Norris Valve Co.|
|Pacific Pumps & Edward Valve, Inc.|
|Pacific Valve Gasket Co.|
|Pacific Valves Shop|
|Pacific Valves Shop Long Beach, CA|
|Pittsburgh Valve & Fitting Co. Barberton, OH|
|Pittsburgh Valve & Fitting Co. Pittsburgh, PA|
|Pittsburgh Valve Co. Reedsville, OH|
|Pittsburgh Valve Foundry & Construction Co. – PA|
|Raymark Valve Co.|
|Red-White Valve Company|
|Richards Industries Valve Group|
|Rockwell Manufacturing Co. Edward Valves,|
|Safety Valve Companies|
|Shaffer Valve Co. – Shelby, OH|
|Sloan Valve Company|
|Sportan Valve Company|
|Stauffer Valves & Fittings Co.|
|Steam Gauge Valve Companies|
|Stockham Valve Fitting Co. Birmingham, AL|
|Straham Valves, Inc.|
|Stuart Generating Station National Valve Manchester, OH|
|Synkoloid Company – T& A Valve & Fitting Inc.|
|T & A Valve & Fitting Inc.|
|Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Valve Division Cleveland, OH|
|Trap Valve Station Cast Iron|
|Trap Valve Station Stainless Steel|
|Trap Valve Stations|
|TWR Valve Inc. – OH|
|Tyco Valves & Controls, Inc.|
|Valve & Hydrant Companies|
|Valve & Primer Corp. – Apco Valve & Primer Corporation|
|Valve & Supply Companies|
|Valve Actuation Repair Arco|
|Valve Corp. of America Bridgeport, CT|
|Valve Fitting Companies|
|Valve Gag Companies|
|Valve Hydrant Companies|
|Valve Insulation Pad Co.|
|Valve Manufacturing Companies|
|Valve of America Co.|
|Valve Packing Companies|
|Valve Plant Buildings|
|Valve Product Companies|
|Valve Redemption Center – Portsmouth, OH|
|Valve Service & Supply|
|Valve Supply Companies|
|Valves & Fittings Companies|
|Valves & Yarway Corp.|
|Valves Control Companies|
|Valves Fittings Companies|
|Valvoline Oil Co. – Big Moses, WV|
|Valvoline Oil Co. – Freedom, PA|
|Valvoline Oil Refinery Freedom, PA|
|Velan Valve Corporation|
|Vent-Rite Valve Corp.|
|Walworth Valves Co.|
|Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc.|
|Weir Valves USA Corp.|
|WKM Valve Division Missouri City, TX|
|WKM Valve Division Richmond, TX|
|WKM Valves Works Division Houston, TX|
|Yarway Valve 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|
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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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