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American Biltrite Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

American Biltrite Inc. has been manufacturing and distributing floor tiles, sheet flooring, and rubber products for over a century now.  From 1961 until 1985 they have produced floor tiles containing asbestos and sheet vinyl flooring, on and off from 1962 until 1980. Though it was known ever since the 1920s that asbestos fibers are a health risk, manufacturers continued to use it, thus putting their workers at risk.

Asbestos Screening

American Biltrite Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, American Biltrite Inc. 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. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Asbestos was heavily used in various construction products up until the 1980s when laws have started to be made in order to regulate its use. The fibers that arise from products containing asbestos are minuscule, thus rendering them invisible to the human eye and making them a hazard for human health. To create floor tiles, raw asbestos fiber, color pigments, and other materials were mixed, then heated, formed into rolls and cooled so that they could be cut. In the process of cutting, small fibers were rising in the air, thus contaminating it.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred through American Biltrite are:

Individuals working with these types of flooring products that contain asbestos might now run the risk of getting diagnosed with lung disease.

Thousands of American Biltrite 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

Former employees or family members that have been diagnosed with lung disease are entitled to compensation


Since 1990, Environmental Litigation Group PC has been dedicated to helping victims of asbestos exposure in the workplace. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help you file a claim and get compensated by accessing one of the trust funds available.

If you have been diagnosed with lung disease as a result of workplace exposure, you have the right to receive compensation. Whether you decide to file a claim or just learn more information, contact us and we will gladly 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.