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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 was 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.

Former API Employees Are at High Risk of Developing a Disease as a Result of Occupational Asbestos Exposure

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. 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.

Because asbestos-related diseases can remain latent for up to 50 years and rarely cause symptoms in their early phases, undergoing regular medical examinations is vital. To facilitate timely diagnosis, which can greatly improve your prognosis, as well as your quality of life, our specialists offer asbestos screenings to former API employees free of charge. After carefully evaluating the results of your chest X-ray, we will promptly let you know whether your asbestos exposure is a cause for concern.

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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.