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A.W. Chesterton

A.W. Chesterton began in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1884. The company began by manufacturing supplies for steamboats and engines. The company grew and became a supplier of mechanical packing and industrial factory parts, as well as specialty lubricants, cleaners and thread sealants used by manufacturers.

Following the Second World War, A.W. Chesterton was able to expand its production capacities by establishing a market presence in eastern Canada and Mexico. The company marketed pumps and composites, such as glass, fiberglass and fiber optics. Today, the company focuses on composites, mechanical packing, hydraulic seals and mechanical seals.

A.W. Chesterton products are used in petrochemical factories, utility plants, shipyards, mines and paper mills. In addition, the federal government contracted with A.W. Chesterton to supply gaskets, valves, flanges and pumps for naval vessels.

Unfortunately, A.W. Chesterton used asbestos liberally in its products. In particular, A.W. Chesterton used asbestos in its industrial, fluid and sealing products. As such, the employees of A.W. Chesterton and its customers were placed in grave danger.

As early as the 1920s, physicians recognized that exposure to asbestos caused severe sickness when asbestosis was identified by British medical journals. Illnesses, such as asbestosis and the aggressive cancer mesothelioma, are caused by exposure to asbestos. At the same time, insurance companies in the United States and Canada stopped selling life insurance to asbestos workers. Moreover, safer substitutes for most asbestos uses were known as early as the 1930s.

Nevertheless, A.W. Chesterton chose to protect its substantial profit margins rather than discontinue use of the mineral.

Additionally, the asbestos fibers remain in a person’s lungs for years and symptoms may not develop for decades. Thus, A.W. Chesterton’s victims might live for decades without knowing of the deadly injury they sustained. This includes the men and women who served our country in the Navy.

If you or a loved one has been injured by A.W. Chesterton, it is important that you contact The Gori Law Firm immediately for more information on your rights.

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A-Best Trust

A.P. Green Trust

A.P.I Asbestos Trust

ABB Lummus Trust

AC & S Inc. Trust

Armstrong World Industries Trust

Artra-Synkoloid Trust

Asarco, LLC Trust

Babcock & Wilcox Trust

Bondex Trust

Brauer Supply Trust

Burns & Roe Trust

C.E. Thurston Trust

Celotex/Careytemp Trust

Christy Refractories Trust

Combustion Engineering Trust

Congoleum Trust

Eagle-Picher Trust

EJ Bartels Asbestos Settlement Trust

Ferodo Trust

Fibreboard Trust

Flexitallic Trust

Flintkote Trust

Fuller Austin Insulation Inc Trust

General Motors Corporation

GI Holdings Trust

Halliburton Company Trust

Harbison-Walker Trust

Hercules Chemical Company Trust

HK Porter Co. Inc. Trust

J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust

J.T. Thorpe Company

Johns Manville Trust

Kaiser Refractory Trust

Keene Trust

Kentile Floors, Inc.

Leslie Trust

National Gypsum Trust

North American Refractories Trust

Owens Corning Trust

Pacor Trust

Pittsburgh Corning Trust

Plant Insulation Trust

Plibrico Trust

Porter Hayden Trust

Quigley Trust

Rapid American

Raytech Trust

Shook & Fletcher Trust

T & N Limpet Trust

THAN – TH Agriculture and Nutrition Trust

Thorpe Insulation Company Trust

U.S. Gypsum Trust

U.S. Mineral Products Company Trust

UGL Trust

W.R. Grace Trust

Western Asbestos Trust

Yarway Bankruptcy Trust

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