In 2002, Dow Chemical’s subsidiary, Union Carbide, was found liable by a West Virginia court for several thousand asbestos-related deaths. 2000 plaintiffs claimed to have been exposed in one of Union Carbide’s plants in which asbestos insulation was frequently employed; others alleged exposure from one of the numerous asbestos products produced by the company up until 1985.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the workplace, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
The Dow Chemical Company, with annual sales exceeding $30 billion, is the largest chemical manufacturing company in the world. Despite being one of the richest companies on the planet, Dow has done little to be a good steward of the environment. Dow’s environmental track record includes the original manufacturing and distribution of now highly restricted or banned chemicals such as DDT, Agent Orange, Dursban (pesticide), and asbestos.
Unfortunately, many of Dow’s past and present workers have experienced asbestos exposure. Much of the asbestos used in chemical plants was chrysotile asbestos, which many companies claimed was harmless. However, this is not true, and several studies have shown that chrysotile can cause cancer. Asbestos is especially dangerous while it ages, as it can crumble and become more friable. Once this occurs, the material is more likely to release airborne asbestos fibers that can be inhaled. Industrial facilities that were built prior to the 1980s are definite areas where asbestos was used.
If you believe asbestos exposure might have occurred during your employment, regular health check-ups are important for early detection. If you or a loved one have already been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease, consider speaking with a mesothelioma lawyer.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.