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API Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

API started in 1924, in Minnesota, as a plumbing and heating company founded by Reuben Anderson. Within a few decades, it had expanded to manufacture asbestos and pipe insulation, and in 1948 Asbestos Products has spun off its mother company, later to became API and to further expand in many other fields. Since the early 1980s, the company was named in thousands of lawsuits and in 2005 was forced to declare bankruptcy and create an asbestos trust fund.

Asbestos Screening

API employees exposed to asbestos

As one of the primary manufacturers of insulation operating throughout the last century, API is responsible for exposing thousands of workers to asbestos, many of whom came to suffer from debilitating illnesses such as lung cancer or mesothelioma several decades later.

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

Since asbestos has outstanding fire resistance, it became the raw material of choice for the numerous types of insulation produced by this company. If you worked for API before the 1980s, you were inevitably subjected to occupational asbestos exposure, which can take a heavy toll on your health.

Thousands of API 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 API workers might be affected by secondary asbestos exposure


During the heyday of asbestos, adequate safety regulations were rarely effective in the workplace, as asbestos exposure had not been deemed a health hazard yet. API is, unfortunately, no exception. Because workers who partook in the manufacturing of insulation were not required to change their clothes at the end of the day, they would often return home covered in asbestos dust, unwittingly endangering the wellbeing of their families. If you shared a living space with a loved one who was working at API at the time, you are at risk of developing a serious disease. Asbestos fibers are microscopic and you can easily inhale a significant amount by regularly coming in contact with someone who was directly exposed.

With vast experience in asbestos litigation, our attorneys also provide legal assistance to victims of secondary asbestos exposure, who are eligible for compensation from asbestos trust funds. If you have lung cancer, COPD, mesothelioma, or any other diagnosis which might be related to asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience. We will gladly help you recover 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.