Companies Invovled

Mesothelioma – Possible Sources of Exposure

Here’s what we know –

Malignant mesothelioma has been indisputably linked to earlier exposure to asbestos. This exposure could have taken place years, or even decades earlier, 10, 20, or even 50 years before. In the United States, there are approximately 3000 new cases diagnosed every year, and the incidence of this these diagnoses has increased over the last couple of decades.

Approximately three-quarters of those developing the disease are over 65 years of age, and about four times as many men are affected them women. This is primarily because the industries where workers had the highest chance of exposure primarily employed men, rather than women – shipbuilding/repairing, petroleum refining, industrial chemicals, utility companies, and construction.

For example, during World War II, the shipbuilding industry employed almost four-and-a-half million people, and there are estimates that there have been over 100,000 asbestos-related deaths specifically attributed to that one industry.

Similarly, the state of Texas, which employees the greatest number of people in the petrochemical industry, had the fifth-most deaths due to the disease during the last two decades of the 20th century.

Even more striking, one out of every six-and-a-half deaths resulting from exposure took place in the construction industry.

We have created a comprehensive list of many of the companies involved in mesothelioma or asbestos-related litigation. If you or a loved one are suffering from complications due to exposure while working for one of these companies or while using their products, seeking professional counsel about your rights may be in your best interest.

Anyone injured due to exposure could be eligible for compensation resulting from settlements or lawsuits.

It is very important to note, that even though many of these companies have went bankrupt, the Bankruptcy Code of the United States allowed for the creation of trust funds with enough money to cover both current and future claims.

Utility Companies

In California:

  • Treadwell
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Southern California Edison
  • Pacific Gas & Electric

Elsewhere:

  • Con Edison
  • Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant
  • Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station
  • Arthur Kill Powerhouse
  • Robert E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
  • Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station
  • Vermont Yankee Power Plant
  • Hanford Nuclear Site
  • Duke Energy
  • Exelon Generation

Companies That Manufacture or Use Products Containing Asbestos

  • ABB Lummus Global, Incorporated (electrical systems, alternating-current cables, high-capacity transformers, steam turbines)
  • AC & S (cement, insulation, tile, boards, and paper)
  • AP Green Industries (insulating cement)
  • Abex Corporation (asbestos brakes, hydraulic systems, aircraft control systems, railroad car components) In 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency status that the company’s waste site was one of the most hazardous in the entire country.
  • Amatex Corporation (textiles)
  • Armstrong World Industries (spray-on insulation)
  • Babcock and Wilcox (power generation equipment)
  • Bell Asbestos Mines (spray-on insulation)
  • Bestwall Gypsum (gypsum wallboard, joint compound, plaster, spackle, drywall adhesive)
  • Borg-Warner Company (brake pads and transmission parts)
  • CE Thurston & Sons (insulation)
  • Celotex (roofing, siding, panel board)
  • CertainTeed Corporation (roof coating, cement pipe, and plastic cement)
  • Combustion Engineering (insulating cement, boilers, adhesive, protective coating)
  • Congoleum Corporation (flooring products)
  • Crown Cork and Steel (insulation)
  • Daimler Chrysler (drum and disk brakes and linings, brake shoes, clutches)
  • Dana Corporation (brake pads and linings, gaskets and seals, universal joints, drive shafts, transmissions, and axles)
  • EaglePicher Industries Incorporated (insulation)
  • Ehret Magnesia (insulation, rope, and paper)
  • Federal-Mogul Corporation (brake pads, seals, gaskets, and bearings)
  • Flexitallic Gasket Company (industrial gaskets)
  • Flintkote Company (roofing materials)
  • Ford Motor Company (gaskets, brake pads and linings, transmissions, engines, and clutch facings)
  • Foseco (insulation, die castings, furnace linings, and mold coating)
  • Foster Wheeler (boilers, heaters, steam generators)
  • GAF Corporation (insulation, roofing shingles, siding, pipe covering, paint products, and flooring)
  • Garlock Sealing Technologies (seals, gaskets, packing material)
  • General Motors (adhesives, transmissions, brake linings and shoes, clutch linings, disk and drum brakes, and engines)
  • Gold Bond/National Gypsum (plasters, siding, cement board, paint)
  • HK Porter Incorporated (railroad engines and equipment)
  • Harbison-Walker Refractories Company (fireproof brick)
  • Honeywell Heating (heating systems and aerospace products)
  • Ingersoll Rand (compressors, gaskets, packing materials)
  • JT Thorpe (acid-resistant and fireproofing materials)
  • John Crane (industrial seals and gaskets)
  • Johns Manville (insulation, roofing, weatherproofing, flooring, and adhesives)
  • Kaiser Aluminum (insulation and fireproof brick)
  • Kelly-Moore Paint Company (painting, cementing, and drywall textures and filling)
  • Kentile Floors (flooring products)
  • Leslie Controls Incorporated (insulation, pipes, gaskets, regulators, steam water heaters)
  • Lincoln Electric (welding equipment)
  • MH Detrick Company (insulation and fireproofing cement)
  • Malleable Iron Range Company/Monarch Range (home appliances – including stoves, heaters, furnaces, and refrigerators)
  • Mergenthaler Linotype Company (typesetting machines)
  • Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company… Commonly known as 3M (adhesives)
  • Mobil Oil Corporation (pipelines, pumps, furnaces, boilers, and protective clothing)
  • Nicolet/Keasby & Mattison (shingles and pipe insulation)
  • North American Refractories Company (blast furnace fittings and black stove fittings)
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation (insulation and roofing tile)
  • Owens-Illinois Incorporated (glass containers and insulation)
  • Pacor Incorporated (diesel engines, pumps, valves, joints, extruders, and pipes)
  • Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (pipe insulation, packing and gaskets, textiles)
  • Plibrico Company (refractory products)
  • Porter Hayden Company (insulation)
  • Rapid American/Philip Carey Manufacturing Corporation (insulation)
  • Republic Powdered Metals (industrial coatings and finishes)
  • Rock Wool Manufacturing Company (insulating cement)
  • Rutland (home repair and maintenance products)
  • Shook & Fletcher (insulation, coatings, and ceramic fiber)
  • Synkoloid Company (paints and finishes)
  • Unarco (industrial insulation products)
  • Union Carbide (manufactured chemicals, including Calidria chrysotile asbestos)
  • W.R. Grace (specialty industrial chemicals used for insulation and fireproofing)
  • Western MacArthur (insulation and adhesives)
  • Westinghouse Electric (lightbulbs, welding rods, and turbines – these turbines are the most-accepted source of exposure for sailors and shipyard workers.