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American Olean Tile Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

American Olean Tile is a company founded in 1913, in Olean. Now it operates as a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries, which is the largest manufacturer of ceramic tiles in the US. Up until the 1980s, many flooring products were manufactured using asbestos as an important component, considering its qualities for strengthening and the low cost of production. If you were a worker at America Olean Tile, you might have been exposed and at risk of developing an asbestos-related lung disease.

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American Olean Tile employees exposed to asbestos

American Olean Tile’s history with asbestos is complex. They didn’t begin using it in their products until 1958 when it was bought by National Gypsum Company. During this period, asbestos fibers were added in a big number of their products such as tiles, adhesives, and cement boards. By 1965, the company had grown to over 400 workers, all of whom have been exposed to asbestos, and considering the commercial use of their products, there are potentially thousands more exposure victims.

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

Many products in that period of time were manufactured using asbestos as the main component for its durability qualities, thus exposing even homeowners. As asbestos-related diseases have a long latency period, there are serious risks even after the exposure period has ended.

Thousands of American Olean Tile 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

Families of former American Olean Tile Company employees are entitled to compensation


Any employee working at American Olean between 1958 -1980 might run the risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases. Construction workers using their products might as well be at risk of inhalation, considering that tiles often needed shaping before installation, thus creating dust that released asbestos fibers into the air. Amongst the occupations that run the biggest risks, we may find construction workers, factory workers, demolition workers, and tile setters.

Despite the use of asbestos being regulated in the US, workers might still be at risk today, when remodeling buildings that have used these products in the past. If you or a family member have been affected by asbestos exposure in the workplace, do not hesitate to contact us and learn what are the steps to receive proper compensation. Our team has over 25 years of experience in the field and can help you by evaluating your case and filing a claim. For more information contact us and we will gladly answer 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.