Were you diagnosed with mesothelioma and suspect that you were exposed to asbestos while working on or around Babcock & Wilcox boilers in the Navy or at your industrial job sites? If so, call Baron & Budd at 855-280-7664. You don’t have to file a lawsuit and our mesothelioma law firm can help can help you file a claim with the B&W Trust.
The Babcock & Wilcox company was formed in 1867 and began producing boilers that earned them large governmental and municipal work contracts. Babcock & Wilcox boilers became the units of choice for governmental bodies and divisions of the military such as the U.S. Navy. Unfortunately, Babcock & Wilcox utilized asbestos as an insulating material in its boilers and designed them in such a manner that they required and were spec’d to use deadly asbestos.
Asbestos usage continued for decades until the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) imposed stricter asbestos regulations in the 1970’s. By that point, widespread use of asbestos in Babcock & Wilcox products had exposed countless numbers of people to the carcinogen. The company continued using asbestos-laden products in their boilers for decades even though they knew of the dangers associated with its usage.
The first lawsuit for asbestos exposure against Babcock & Wilcox was in 1982, but many other lawsuits were filed for mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos in their boilers quickly after. The resulting Babcock & Wilcox Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Fund was formed in 2006 and funded with $1.85 billion to compensate victims suffering from an asbestos-related illness.
Some of the Nation’s Most Popular Boilers Contained Asbestos
The highly popular water-tube and utility boilers produced by Babcock & Wilcox, as well as their process and power generation boilers, were produced with asbestos-containing insulation, block, heat seals, gaskets, gauges and more. While workers in Babcock & Wilcox facilities were certainly exposed to asbestos, the popularity and widespread use of their boilers resulted in workers who were exposed in a large number of industries and positions, including, but not limited to:
- Shipbuilders, ship inspectors, shipyard workers and submarine crews;
- Pipefitters, insulators, millwrights, plumbers, operators and welders;
- Cold storage and boiler insulators;
- Petrochemical plant workers, Power Plant workers and railroad workers;
- Cement masons, iron pourers and painters
- Workers in commercial building construction
File a Babcock & Wilcox Asbestos Trust Fund Claim for Compensation
Call 855-280-7664 today to see if you qualify for trust fund compensation after asbestos exposure from Babcock & Wilcox boilers. We highly recommend contacting the mesothelioma attorneys at Baron & Budd. Let our attorneys help you get the money you deserve.