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A.P. Green Industries

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The company got its start in 1910 in Mexico, Missouri, as a brick and clay making plant. The business grew at a fast pace, in five years doubling its net worth. In short time, A.P. Green bought a larger plant and became a producer of refractory products selling and distributing them internationally. From the 1940s until the 1970s, A.P. Green manufactured a variety of products using the poisonous mineral known as asbestos. Due to their use in high heat applications, boiler workers and steamfitters were the most affected by asbestos exposure.

Our Medical Experts Provide Asbestos Screenings Free of Charge to Former A.P. Green Industries Workers

Headquartered in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, A.P. Green Industries was anything but green between 1947 and 1972, as it did not refrain from employing asbestos – a naturally occurring carcinogenic mineral – for the manufacturing of their products. Some of the most popular brand names of building materials produced by this company were A.P. Green SK-7 Cement, A.P. Green Kast-O-Lite, Mizzou GR, and A.P. Green P.C. Chrome Plastic. Besides people who directly participated in the manufacturing of these building materials, boilermakers and steamfitters are also at risk for developing a serious disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure. From non-malignant pulmonary disease to lung cancer and mesothelioma, asbestos exposure can have dire health consequences.

Because the diseases asbestos exposure may cause are rarely accompanied by clear, perceivable symptoms, the majority of people receive a diagnosis only when their illness is too advanced to respond to treatment. Furthermore, misdiagnosis is also very common among individuals with a history of asbestos exposure, as these diseases can easily be mistaken for less severe lung conditions such as asthma or pneumonia. This is the reason why the specialists at our law firm offer screenings free of charge to A.P. Green Industries employees who worked during the heyday of asbestos. All you need to submit is your chest X-ray, on which asbestos fibers are always visible, and our experts will let you know whether you should have a cause for concern with regard to your health.

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Quality Legal Assistance for the Family Members of A.P. Green Industries Workers Injured by Secondary Asbestos Exposure

In 2009, seven years after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, A.P. Green Industries established a trust fund, which has since then been providing both former workers and family members injured by asbestos exposure with financial compensation. Secondary asbestos exposure, which entails the inhalation or ingestion of toxic fibers without being near the primary source of contamination, would happen frequently during the last century, which is why today, up to 10% of asbestos victims are estimated to have developed their illness due to this type of contact with the mineral. Either by laundering the asbestos worker’s clothes or by greeting him upon returning home from the job, numerous women and children have come to suffer from the same diseases as people exposed in occupational settings.

If you shared a living space with someone who was employed at A.P. Green Industries while the company was using asbestos, please keep a close eye on your health. In the unfortunate event you are diagnosed with one of the diseases asbestos exposure is notorious for, our lawyers will help you recover the compensation you deserve from the company’s trust fund. With over 25 years of professional experience, our attorneys and legal team will efficiently handle your case so that you can keep focusing on your treatment. For additional information, do not hesitate to call us and we will thoroughly answer any question you might have pertaining to the eligibility criteria or the legal process.