Wire Companies: Mesothelioma
People that worked for Wire 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 Wire 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.
Wire Companies and Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits
|Acme Wire Co. – CT|
|Acorn Insulated Wire Brooklyn, NY|
|Act Wire Co. – WI|
|Aetna Insulated Wire Company|
|Alabama Steel & Wire Co. Birmingham, AL|
|Alabama Steel & Wire Co. Ensley, AL|
|Allied Wire & Cable|
|Alpha Wire Corporation|
|America Insulated Wire Corp. – RI|
|America Steel & Wire Co.|
|America Steel Wire Co.|
|American Insulated Wire Corp. New Freedom, PA|
|American Insulated Wire Corp. Pawtucket, RI|
|American Insulated Wire Corp. Providence, RI|
|American Insulated Wire, Inc.|
|American Spring Wire Cleveland, OH|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Allentown, PA|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Alliance, OH|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Anderson, IN|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Beaver Falls, PA|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Braddock, PA|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Chicago, IL|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Cleveland, OH|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Dekalb, IL|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Donora, PA|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Duluth, MN|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Madison, IL|
|American Steel & Wire Co. New Kensington, PA|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Newburg, OH|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Newburgh, OH|
|American Steel & Wire Co. of, NJ|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Pittsburgh, PA|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Rankin, PA|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Waukegan, IL|
|American Steel & Wire Co. Worcester, MA|
|American Steel & Wire Corp.|
|American Steel & Wire Division of Duluth – Duluth, MN|
|American Steel & Wire Plant|
|American Steel Wire Co. Alliance, OH|
|American Steel Wire Co. Cleveland, OH|
|American Steel Wire Co. Donora, PA|
|American Steel Wire Co. Duluth, MN|
|American Steel Wire Co. Joliet, IL|
|American Steel Wire Co. New Kensington, PA|
|American Steel Wire Co. Of, NJ|
|American Steel Wire Co. Pittsburgh, PA|
|American Steel Wire Co. Steelton, MN|
|American Steel Wire Co. Trenton, NJ|
|American Steel Wire Co. Waukegan, IL|
|American Steel Wire Co. Worchester, OH|
|American Steel Wire Corp.|
|American Wire Cloth Manufacturing Co. Clinton, LA|
|American Wire Division Port Huron, MI|
|American Wire Glass Co. W. A. Falconer Bedford City, VA|
|American Wire Mills Cleveland, OH|
|Anaconda Ericsson Wire & Cable Plant|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. Anderson, IN|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. Harrisonville, MO|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. Hudson, NY|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. La Grange, KY|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. Marion, IN|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. Muskegon, MI|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. New York City, NY|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. Sycamore, IL|
|Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. Tarboro, NC|
|Anaconde Wire Cable Yonkers, NY|
|Arcwire Corp. Mt. Carmel, PA|
|Ashley Wire Co. Joliet, IL|
|Atlantic Wire Co. Branford, CT|
|ATR Wire & Cable Co. Inc. – KY|
|Beaver Wire Co. Beaver Falls, PA|
|Bekaert Steel Wire Corp. Van Buren, AR|
|Belden Wire & Cable Co.|
|Belton Wire Corp. – Washington, PA|
|Bethlehem Steel Co. WIre Mill Sparrows Point, MD|
|Bossier Wire & Cable Corp. Bossier, LA|
|Braddock Wire Co. Pittsburgh, PA|
|Braddock Wire Co. Rankin, PA|
|Burden Wire & Supply Co. Providence, RI|
|Capital Wire Cable Co. Plano, TX|
|Carol Wire & Cable|
|Central Steel & Wire Co. Chicago, IL|
|Cerro Wire & Cable Company, Inc.|
|Cerro Wire Cable Co. Inc.|
|Chet’s Wire Rope Chehalis, WA|
|Chets Wire Rope Co.|
|Chicago Magnet Wire Co. Elk Grove Village, IL|
|Chicago Steel & Wire Co – IL|
|Clark & Wilson Wire & Spring Co. Joliet, IL|
|Clark Wire – Ironton, OH|
|Cleveland Wire Plant Cleveland, OH|
|Cleveland Wire Spring Co. Cleveland, OH|
|Clinton Wire Cloth Co. – MA|
|Clinton Wire Cloth Co. Clinton, IN|
|Collier Wire Co.|
|Collyer Insulated Wire Co. Lincoln, RI|
|Consolidated Steel Wire Co. Allentown, PA|
|Consolidated Steel Wire Co. Beaver Falls, PA|
|Consolidated Steel Wire Co. Chicago, IL|
|Consolidated Steel Wire Co. Joliet, IL|
|Consolidated Steel Wire Co. Pittsburgh, PA|
|Consolidated Steel Wire Co. Rankin, PA|
|Consumers Wirebound Box Co. Waynesboro, MS|
|Continental Wire & Cable- PA|
|Copperweld Steel Rod & Wire Mill|
|Crawfordsville Wire & Nail Co. Crawfordsville, IN|
|Cresent Insulated Wire & Cable Co. Trenton, NJ|
|Diamond Wire & Cable Co. Chicago Heights, IL|
|Dillon Griswold Wire Co. Sterling, IL|
|Driver Harris Wire Co. Harrison, NJ|
|Duquesne Light Co. Phillips Power Plant Wireton, PA|
|E. H. Edwards Wire Rope Co. San Francisco, CA|
|Edwards Pole & Wire Glenview, IL|
|Eis Wire Cable Co. Hadley, MA|
|Eis Wire Cable Holyoke, MA|
|Elwood Wire & Nail Co. Dekalb, IL|
|Enterprise Wire Co. Blue Island, IL|
|Essex Wire Coldwater, MI|
|Essex Wire Corp. Fort Wayne, IN|
|Essex Wire Corp. Lexington, OH|
|Essex Wire Corp. Marion, IN|
|Essex Wire Corp. Metal Pro Coldwater, MI|
|Essex Wire Corp. Paranite Wire Cable Co. Marion, IN|
|Essex Wire Corp. Pauline, KS|
|Essex Wire Corp. R. B. M. Division Lancaster, OH|
|Essex Wire Corp. Sycamore, IL|
|Essexwire Co. – IN|
|Federal Wire Mill Corp. Herrin, IL|
|FlA Wire Cable Jacksonville, FL|
|Florida Wire Nail Quincy, FL|
|Forbes Steel & Wire Wilmington, DE|
|Frank R. Phillips Power Station Wireton, PA|
|Ge Cleveland Wire Plant Cleveland, OH|
|General Electric Wire Mill Operation Shelbyville, IN|
|General Steel & Wire Co. Chicago, IL|
|General Wire & Cable Bonham, TX|
|General Wire & Cable Plant|
|Habirshaw Cable & Wire Corp. Yonkers, NY|
|Habirshaw Wire Co. Yonkers, NY|
|Haish Wire & Implement Co. St. Louis, MO|
|Holyoke Covered Wire Co. Hadley, MA|
|Holyoke Covered Wire Co. Holyoke, MA|
|Hudson Wire Co. Ontario, NY|
|Hudson Wire Co. Ossining, NY|
|Indiana Rubber Co. & Insulated Wire Co. Jonesboro, IN|
|Indiana Steel & Wire Co. Muncie, IN|
|Indusco Wire Rope Fort Wayne, IN|
|Insulated Wire Companies|
|International Wire – NY|
|Iowa Barb Wire Co. Allentown, PA|
|Jena Wire Cable Corp. Jena, LA|
|Jewett City Plastic Wire & Cable Co. – CT|
|Jewitt City Atlantic Wire – CT|
|Kaspar Wire Works Shiver, TX|
|Kerite Insulated Wire & Cable Co. Seymour, CT|
|Keystone Steel & Wire Co. Bartonville, IL|
|Keystone Steel & Wire Co. Chicago Heights, IL|
|Keystone Steel & Wire Co. Peoria, IL|
|Keystone Steel & Wire Santa Clara, CA|
|Keystone Wire Iron Huntingdon Valley, PA|
|L. A. Young Spring & Wire Corp. Detroit, MI|
|Lindy Wire – Ashtabula, OH|
|Lowell Insulated Wire Lowell, MA|
|Macroni Wireless Telegraph Co. America Honolulu, HI|
|Magnet Wire Companies|
|Maryland Fine Wire Co. Cockeysville, MD|
|Maxwell Wirebound Box Co. Macon, GA|
|McInerney Spring & Wire Co. Grand Rapids, MI|
|Mid States Steel Wire Co. Greenville, MS|
|Mid States Wire Co. Crawfordsville, IN|
|Mid-States Steel Wire Jacksonville, FL|
|Mohawk Wire Factory Leominster, IN|
|Mohawk Wire Factory Leominster, OR|
|Narragansett Wire & Cable Plant|
|Narrangansett Wire & Cable Pawtucket, RI|
|National Southwire Aluminum Co. Hawesville, KY|
|National Southwire Association Hallsville, KY|
|National Standard Wire of Mount Joy – Mt. Joy, PA|
|Nat-Southwire Hawesville, KY|
|New York Wire Cloth Co. York, PA|
|Newest Steel & Wire Sterling, IL|
|Newest Steel Wire|
|Nichols Wire Aluminum Co. Davenport, LA|
|Nicols Wire – IA|
|North American Wire Mills City of Industry, CA|
|Northeast Wire Holyoke, MA|
|Northwestern Steel Wire Co. Sterling, IL|
|Northwestern Steel Wire Plant #2 Sterling, IL|
|Nortwestern Steel & Wire Co. Sterling, IL|
|Nowest Steel & Wire Sterling, IL|
|NY Wire Mills – NY|
|Okonite Co. Hazard Wire Rope Wilkes Barrre, PA|
|Olin Wire Manufacturing Plant|
|Oliver & Roberts Wire Co. Pittsburgh, PA|
|Oliver Wire Co. Limited Pittsburgh, PA|
|Oliver Wire Co. Ltd|
|Page Steel Wire Co. Monessen, PA|
|Page Woven Wire Fence Co. Adrian, MI|
|Page Woven Wire Fence Co. Monessen, PA|
|Paranite Wire & Cable Corp. Essexwire Co. Jonesboro, IN|
|Paranite Wire & Cable Corp. Essexwire Co. Marion, IN|
|Paranite Wire Cable Co. Jonesboro, IN|
|Phelps-Dodge Cable Wire Co. Yonkers, NY|
|Phelps-Dodge Magnet Wire Corp. Ft Wayne, IN|
|Phelps-Dodge Wire Plant Fort Wayne, IN|
|Phillips Power Plant Store Room Wireton, PA|
|Phillips Power Station Wireton, PA|
|Pittsburgh Tool Steel Wire Monaca, PA|
|Pittsburgh Wire Co. Braddock, PA|
|Pittsburgh Wire Co. Pittsburgh, PA|
|Plastic Wire & Cable Co.|
|Quinn Wire Iron Co. Boone, LA|
|Razor Wire Fencing|
|Rea Magnet Wire Co, Lafayette, IN|
|Rea Magnet Wire Co. Fort Wayne, IN|
|Rea Magnet Wire Co. Inc. Laurinburg, NC|
|Rea Wire Lafayette, IN|
|Restolite Wire & Cable Bay City, MI|
|Reynolds Wire Co. Dixon, IL|
|Ruger Wire Insulation|
|Safety Insulated Wire & Cable Co. Bayonne, NJ|
|Safety Insulated Wire & Cable Co. New York City, NY|
|San Francisco Wire Iron San Francisco, CA|
|Sanborn Wire Product Rock Creek, OH|
|Sentry Steel & Wire Co. Houston, TX|
|Sentry Steel Wire Co.|
|Service Wire Co.|
|Simplex Wire & Cable Co. Cambridgeport, MA|
|Simplex Wire & Cable Co. Newington, NH|
|South Heights Power Station – Wireton, PA|
|Southeastern Wire Birmingham, AL|
|Southwire Co. Carrollton, GA|
|Southwire Corp. – Ashland, CA|
|Southwire Corp. – Haynesville, LA|
|Spargo Wire Co. Rome, NY|
|Specialty Precision Wire Mt. Carmel, PA|
|St. Louis Wire Mill Co. St. Louis, MO|
|St. Louis Wire Mills St. Louis, MO|
|Steel & Wire Companies|
|Steel & Wire Of, NJ|
|Steel Wire Companies|
|Steel Wire Of, NJ|
|Texas Wire & Cable Co. Houston, TX|
|Thompson Wire – MN|
|Thompson Wire Co. Franklin Park, IL|
|Tiger Brand Cable & Wire|
|Time Wire & Cable Co.|
|Triangle Wire & Cable, Inc.|
|United Steel & Wire Co. Battle Creek, MI|
|United Steel & Wire Div. – NY|
|United Steel & Wire Plant|
|United Steel & Wire Wilkes Barre, PA|
|United Wire – RI|
|Universal Wire Clinton, CT|
|Verizon Wireless – Cranberry, PA|
|Walker Wiremold Co.|
|Washburn Wire Co. New York, NY|
|Washburn Wire Co. Phillipsdale, RI|
|West Steel & Wire Sterling, IL|
|Western Wire Portland, OR|
|Western Wire Steel Lee, MA|
|Western Wire Steel Lee, MS|
|Wheeler Wire Co.|
|Wick Wire spencer Steel|
|Wick Wire Steel Co. Cortland, NY|
|Wickwire Brothers Inc. Cortland, NY|
|Wickwire Spencer Steel Co. Tonawanda, NY|
|Wickwire Spencer Steel Div, Colorado Fuel & Oil Corp.|
|Wickwire Spencer Steel Division Claymont, DE|
|Wickwire Steel Co. Buffalo, NY|
|Wickwire Steel Co. Harriet, NY|
|Wickwire-Spencer Steel Co. Buffalo, NY|
|Willimantic Wire Co.|
|Wilson Steel & Wire Co. Chicago, IL|
|Wire & Cable Companies|
|Wire & Cable Marion, IN|
|Wire & Cable Muskegon, MI|
|Wire & Cable Plant|
|Wire & Cable Tarboro, NC|
|Wire & Iron Companies|
|Wire & Spring Companies|
|Wire & Steel Companies|
|Wire Aluminum Companies|
|Wire Cable Companies|
|Wire Fence Companies|
|Wire Machinery of America|
|Wire Manufacturing Plant|
|Wire Mill Companies|
|Wire Mill Johnstown, PA|
|Wire Mill Operation 1 Shelbyville, IN|
|Wire Mold Co.|
|Wire Processing, Inc. Detroit, MI|
|Wire Spring Companies|
|Wire Supply Companies|
|Wiregrass Central Railway|
|Wireless Services – Allison Park, PA|
|Wirewick Steel Buffalo, NY|
|Wright Wire Co. Palmer, MA|
|Young Spring Wire Chicago, IL|
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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