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Food Processing Plants

Mesothelioma in Food Processing Plants

The world has dramatically increased its reliance on processed foods over the past century.  A significant portion of the American diet relies on food that has been produced or packaged in large factories and processing plants.  Prior to the 1990s, these food processing plants and factories used asbestos materials and equipment such as insulation, valves, pumps, packing, gaskets, and ovens.

The businesses that sold asbestos materials and equipment to food processing plants did not warn food processing workers that asbestos was hazardous.  Since the 1920s, these companies were aware that asbestos could cause mesothelioma – a deadly cancer of the lining of the lungs.  However, they actively suppressed this information, choosing profits over the lives of workers.  As a result, thousands of former food processing workers still die from mesothelioma every year, and millions more are at risk.

The attorneys at Belluck & Fox have dedicated their careers to helping victims of the asbestos industry.  We have secured over $500 million on behalf of our clients, including many workers who were employed at food processing plants.  If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were employed at any of the companies listed below, it is likely you were exposed to asbestos while on the job.  Mesothelioma is a preventable disease that is only caused by asbestos, and it is your right to seek compensation from the asbestos companies.   Contact us online or over the phone at 877-MESOTHELIOMA (637-6843), and one of our partners will be in touch to discuss your case.  To learn more, click here to receive a free mesothelioma information package.

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