Bestwall Gypsum Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

The Bestwall Gypsum Company originated from a single product – the Bestwall gypsum board – that was later purchased by CertainTeed in 1928. Due to its success in the late 1950s, a branched-off company came to life under the name Bestwall Gypsum Company. The company expanded its line of construction materials to spackling and compound products. In 1965, Bestwall Gypsum was acquired by Georgia-Pacific Corporation. The poisonous mineral known as asbestos was included in the manufacturing process of some of the construction materials Bestwall Gypsum produced and distributed. This went on until the year 1977 when the negative effects of asbestos use were becoming known more and more.

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Bestwall Gypsum Company employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Bestwall Gypsum 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. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has been a producer of building materials since 1961. It is still in business today, operating under Georgia-Pacific. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

While specializing in the manufacturing of gypsum wallboard, Bestwall Gypsum Company also produced a series of various other construction materials, including joint compound, patching plaster, drywall adhesive, and spackling. However, their main product would contain the highest concentration of asbestos fibers. It was not until 1977 that the company renounced the use of asbestos when stricter regulations came into effect by virtue of federal agencies such as EPA and OSHA. In spite of being faced with over 60,000 lawsuits, Bestwall Gypsum Company was able to pay out compensation to injured workers and was not needed to file for bankruptcy protection. Therefore, the company has not set up a trust fund.

Thousands of Bestwall Gypsum Company 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

Do you have a Bestwall Gypsum Company worker in your family? If you do, you might have also been exposed to asbestos

Since the wellbeing and safety of workers were not a priority for the executives of Bestwall Gypsum Company, they did not require employees to change clothes or shower at the end of their shift to prevent the spread of asbestos fibers in non-industrial settings. Although they were aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure, they chose to not warn employees with regard to it, which inevitably led to millions of other people inhaling or ingesting carcinogenic fibers. The families of Bestwall Gypsum Company workers were the most affected demographic, as employees would often return home covered with asbestos dust. However, anyone who shared a house with a person working for the company is now at risk for terrible diseases like asbestosis and lung cancer.

In the regrettable event that you have already received such a diagnosis as a consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, we urge you to seek legal assistance at your earliest convenience, as you, too, are eligible for compensation. A lawyer with vast experience in asbestos exposure cases is the most suitable professional to help you in this respect since they have the necessary knowledge and resources to successfully carry out this kind of endeavor. Our law firm has been dealing primarily with cases of asbestos exposure for the past three decades and we are confident we can achieve the most satisfactory result for you. Whether you have decided to file a lawsuit against Bestwall Gypsum Company or would just like to find out more about the legal process, feel free to contact us and we will eagerly provide the information you need.

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.