Former Allis Chalmers Employees in Ohio May Face mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Risk

The Allis-Chalmers Company, once a large manufacturing competitor of General Electric and Westinghouse, marketed and sold various industrial and power generation equipment, some which contained asbestos materials. The dangerous products, packed and manufactured with toxic materials, caused long-term injuries to many former Ohio employees and consumers around the country.

Into the late 1960s, Allis-Chalmers and other industrial manufacturers used asbestos in many electrical products as an effective insulator and heat resistant material. Asbestos, later known as a cancer-causing agent, was considered perfect insulation and packing material, endangering several thousands of workers across the United States.

Because mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses lay dormant for decades, Allis-Chalmers Corporation is still a defendant in several claims where victims allege that their health problems are the result from exposure to Allis-Chalmers asbestos-containing products.

Any former Allis-Chalmer employee could be at risk of developing severe health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati asbestos lawyer and Ohio personal injury attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims.

Allis-Chalmers Risk of Exposure

Nearly any former worker handling asbestos products manufactured by Allis-Chalmers could be at risk of developing serious asbestos-related diseases. Because Allis-Chalmers products were sold to several companies and military instillations, workers were exposed to asbestos in several different industries, including those in agriculture, electrical, power generation and shipbuilding. U.S. Naval personnel were also heavily exposed.

Employees working at Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing facilities in Ohio were likely exposed to asbestos in the factories handling and packing products, and throughout the buildings themselves. The following positions at Allis-Chalmers may face a higher risk:

•    Turbine workers
•    Electrical component assemblers
•    Electricians
•    Engine assemblers
•    Maintenance Crews
•    Insulators
•    Boiler workers
•    Machinists
•    Lathe workers
•    Packing workers

Allis-Chalmers Asbestos Products

Allis-Chalmers products like asbestos boilers and turbines were found in engine rooms in many ships in the 20th century. Allis-Chalmers built numerous industrial applications for the construction, military, power generation business and agriculture industry.

Former Allis Chalmers Employees, working in Ohio plants, and other industries using their asbestos products, have filed lawsuits and have been awarded for past and future medical costs. Workers at Ohio plants manufacturing turbines and boilers, and maintenance workers were most frequently exposed to asbestos fibers, and have solid claims against Allis-Chalmers.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Symptoms of mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases may not present themselves for decades after initial exposure. When they do appear, symptoms may include:

•    Pain in the chest or lower back
•    Shortness of breath
•    Cough
•    Fever
•    Excessive sweating
•    Fatigue
•    Weight loss
•    Trouble swallowing
•    Swelling of the abdomen

Allis-Chalmers Asbestos Lawsuits

Lawyers claim Allis-Chalmers failed to protect workers and improve workplace safety. Workers were asked to handle asbestos products like gaskets, motors, turbines, packing, pumps, and electric wiring. Juries have found the company negligent in the past, and are likely to in future cases.

When companies like Allis-Chalmers have been involved in many asbestos lawsuits and forced to reorganize, they often create personal injury trusts to fund current and future liabilities. Victims can still make claims against the company and seek compensation for their damages.

The existing Allis-Chalmers Company and its established product liability trust are liable for asbestos-related diseases that develop years after victims’ initial exposure. Juries have found Allis-Chalmers liable for injuries and deaths, and awarded victims and families for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Some recent mesothelioma lawsuits have resulted in large verdicts and settlements.

Allis Chalmers Employees Settlements

Ohio Asbestos Exposure Attorney

If you or a loved one suffered an asbestos-related illness after working at Allis-Chalmers Corp., or at another Ohio manufacturer, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions for Allis Chalmers employees.