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Amatex Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The American Asbestos Textile Corporation was founded in the 1950’s in Pennsylvania. The company’s main activity was manufacturing heat-resistant products, from clothing to insulation. Amatex knew about the dangers asbestos use entailed, but still favored it for their line of products until the late 1970’s when they officially stopped including it in the manufacturing process. It was already too late as thousands of people have already been exposed to the contaminated Amatex products.

Our Specialists Provide Asbestos Screenings Free of Charge to Former Amatex Corporation Employees

Currently headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Amatex Corporation is still manufacturing heat-resistant products such as yarn, thread, cloth, lap, and cord nowadays. However, asbestos – which would invariably be present in their products before 1980 – is no longer a raw material they employ today due to the serious health consequences associated with exposure. Because the company had been fully aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure ever since the beginning, yet refused to cease its use, numerous personal injury lawsuits were filed against Amatex Corporation by injured workers. As of 1982, it was dealing with over 9,000 individuals who had taken legal action to recover compensation for their health problems. No longer able to afford paying out money to the people they had knowingly harmed, Amatex Corporation was forced to seek bankruptcy protection the same year and in 1990, their asbestos trust fund was created.

At the moment, the asbestos trust fund of the company has approximately $16 million for future claimants. If you were employed at Amatex Corporation while they were using asbestos and have recently developed a disease like asbestosis or lung cancer, it is highly recommended to contact a specialized lawyer who can help you recover the money you deserve for your suffering. We have been providing legal assistance to asbestos victims since 1990 and will eagerly take over your case. Furthermore, in the event you have a history of asbestos exposure but no diagnosis, we strongly advise you to keep a close eye on your health by undergoing periodical screenings. A chest X-ray is a simple way to see whether there are asbestos fibers in your lungs, as well as to observe the extent to which they might have damaged your organs. To promote timely diagnosis, our medical experts offer free asbestos screenings to former Amatex Corporation workers. You only have to send in your chest X-ray, which our specialists will carefully examine.

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The Family Members of Amatex Corporation Workers Are Susceptible to Lung Disease, Too


Due to the high prevalence of secondary asbestos exposure, the families of Amatex Corporation employees are also at risk for developing terrible diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma in the future. Taking place when one inhales or ingests asbestos fibers without being in direct contact with the source of contamination, secondary exposure is responsible for up to 10% of asbestos victims. It was not uncommon for Amatex Corporation employees to return home covered with asbestos dust, as they were not required to change or shower upon leaving the facility. This way, their spouses would often breathe in carcinogenic fibers while laundering their clothes, whereas their children would do the same when greeting their fathers. Unsurprisingly, a significant number of these individuals have later come to suffer from similar diseases as asbestos workers themselves and new cases continue to emerge annually.

Have you lived under the same roof as someone who was employed at Amatex Corporation before 1980? If so, you might develop a disease as a result of the secondary asbestos exposure you were unavoidably subjected to. We advise you to monitor your health and seek medical attention as soon as you notice anything out of the ordinary. Secondary asbestos exposure victims qualify for compensation from the Amatex Corporation trust fund as well. Therefore, if you ever receive a grim diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers and they will gladly lend you a helping hand. So far, they have collectively recovered over $1.4 billion for people injured by asbestos exposure. Whether you decided to file a claim or would just like to find out more about the legal process, feel free to give us a call and we will thoroughly answer all your questions.