Bartells Asbestos

Workers exposed to asbestos

The E.J. Bartells Company was established in 1923 as a manufacturer of insulation and refractory products and provider of services and became one of the leading manufacturers of asbestos products. They filed for bankruptcy in 2000 and reorganized in 2001 in order to deal with the influx of asbestos-related litigation, and are now compliant with modern legislation in the field. 

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E.J. Bartells employees exposed to asbestos

Headquartered in Renton, Washington, the company was a manufacturer of refractory and industrial products whose goal was to offer “the most complete line of insulation/refractory products and services available on the market” between 1923 and 2004. In 2001, Bartells Asbestos was purchased by a private company and, under the name of E.J. Bartells, it now commercializes refractory insulation, air handling, HVAC units, as well as mechanical insulation in compliance with the current asbestos regulations. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred through E.J. Bartells are:

The company was another business that could no longer afford to pay out compensation to harmed workers, so it followed the example of other asbestos manufacturers and sought bankruptcy protection in 2000. Their asbestos trust fund was set up one year later.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Secondary asbestos exposure, alarmingly widespread among the families of former Bartells Asbestos workers

While stating that there was a conspiracy regarding asbestos during the last century might sound cliché, the fact that hundreds of companies that were actively employing this carcinogenic mineral went to amazing lengths to cover up the health effects of exposure speaks for itself. Whether we refer to it as a conspiracy or use another term, the reality remains the same – over 11 million people were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1978, being completely oblivious with respect to the health consequences of inhaling and ingesting the fibers of this mineral. To stay inconspicuous, as well as to save money, companies would not provide employees with protective gear during the work hours, which contributed to the spread of toxic fibers outside of industrial settings. Thus, the family members of workers would also be subjected to asbestos exposure, although indirectly.

Have you lived under the same roof as a Bartells Asbestos employee before 1980 and are now suffering from a disease associated with asbestos exposure? If so, chances are you are a victim of secondary asbestos exposure. People whose health was compromised by secondary asbestos exposure are entitled to compensation from the Bartells Asbestos trust fund, too. Similarly, the aid of a lawyer is essential, all the more since cases of secondary exposure tend to be more challenging than those which entail occupational exposure. Our experts will conduct extensive research to discover additional information that might increase the sum of money you will eventually receive, whereas our attorneys will carefully attend to the necessary paperwork. Regardless of the severity of your diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly provide what you need.

Legal assistance in cases of occupational asbestos exposure and wrongful death

If you are a victim of occupational asbestos exposure as a result of working at Bartells Asbestos, you should file a claim with their asbestos trust fund as soon as possible. At the moment, it has $20 million set aside for people whose health was affected by workplace exposure. A lawyer with relevant experience in asbestos cases will be glad to assist you in this process, as it – although does not entail litigation – can be challenging. The attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have been dedicating their endeavors to helping people injured by asbestos exposure ever since the beginning, in 1990, and we are confident they will ultimately provide you with the money you are entitled to. All you have to do is contact us and bring your work and medical records as proof of employment and, respectively, diagnosis. For more information, please give us a call and we will eagerly answer any questions you might have.