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Amatex Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

The American Asbestos Textile Corporation was founded in the 1950s 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 1970s 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.

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Amatex Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Amatex Corporation made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. 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. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

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 to pay 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.

Thousands of Amatex Corporation employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

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.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.