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American Cyanamid Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

American Cyanamid Company was founded in 1907 and became one of the top 100 manufacturing companies in the 70s and the 80s. Originally a manufacturer of agriculture chemicals, the product line expanded into many types of industrial and specialty chemicals, synthetic fibers, pharmaceuticals, surgical products, plastics, later adding cosmetics, building products, and perfumes. Even though American Cyanamid Company understood the risk that they were exposing their employees to, they failed to take the necessary precautions.

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American Cyanamid employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, American Cyanamid Company 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. American Cyanamid Company’s use of asbestos has been extended from 1920 until 1980. With the growth of the company, so came the heavy use of toxic chemicals in a different array of products, thus putting their workers at risk.

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

As a result of their harmful work environment, the company started facing numerous lawsuits over the workers' deteriorating health.

Thousands of American Cyanamid 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

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure are entitled to compensation


Asbestos exposure can harm even the families of the workers. Second-hand exposure is just as dangerous as exposure in the workplace. Fibers can accumulate on clothes and can be further transmitted in the air, thus putting family members at risk of inhaling it and developing asbestos-related lung disease. American Cyanamid Company is no stranger to lawsuits over a faulty work environment, having been involved in over 8000 lawsuits.

Even though the company is not around anymore, you still have the right to get compensated. Our team of lawyers can help you file a claim and access your rights. We have handled thousands of cases, with over 25 years of experience in this field. Contact us, and our lawyers will evaluate your case and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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.