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Aerojet Exposes Employees and the Community to Cancer-Causing Asbestos

Aerojet, a defense contractor that produces rockets & missiles, has been accused of using asbestos in its products dating back to the 1950’s, as well as allowing dangerous chemicals to leak into the environment surrounding their plant in Chino Hills, California. Aerojet initially denied that it used asbestos in its manufacturing processes, but subsequently amended its pleadings to confirm that use while denying any intentional deception in the first response.
Eventually, Aerojet admitted that 64,000 pounds of asbestos had been stockpiled at the plant as recently as 1988. Residents in Chino Hills are worried about the environmental impact of the Aerojet plant, even now that it is shut down. They fear toxic chemicals could have leaked into the air and surrounding water, which could cause health problems for residents of the area.

South Carolina Aerojet Toxic Tort Case

Aerojet called South Carolina home starting in 1960 going all the way through 1997. Even though that South Carolina branch of Aerojet is dissolved, diseases and injuries possibly caused by exposure to Aerojet chemicals might still be found today. Some symptoms from asbestos exposure can take over 20 years to be diagnosed. Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys is currently taking on toxic tort claims regarding exposure to Aerojet chemicals. Contact us toll-free at 843-892-1000 to discuss your possible case and best course of legal action.

Aerojet Asbestos Exposure

Once considered a safe building material for insulation purposes, exposure to asbestos is now known to cause cancer and a number of other harmful side effects in humans including:

  • Asbestosis – inflammation and scarring of the lungs, which can cause difficult breathing, persistent coughing, and shortness of breath.
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma – a rare cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, and/or chest cavity.
  • Pleural effusions – A buildup of fluid between the tissues that line the lungs and the chest.
  • Pleural Plaquesdeposits of hyalinized collagen fibers on the lining of the lungs.
  • Thickening of the membranes surrounding the lungs

In addition to conditions involving the lungs, asbestos exposure may be linked to cancers of other organs, including but not limited to:

  • Bladder
  • Brain
  • Gallbladder
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Kidneys
  • Throat
  • Voice Box

For more information about asbestos exposure and cancer risk from the National Cancer Institute, click here.

Joe and Martin Aerojet Toxic Tort Case

The skilled attorneys at Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys have the necessary experience in toxic tort litigation and offer free case evaluations to all potential victims who either worked for Aerojet or lived near their old plant. Contact us today via our online form, or by calling us at 843-892-1000 for a FREE case evaluation.