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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 1950’s, 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.

Former Bestwall Gypsum Company Workers Should Keep a Close Eye on Their Health

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. 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.

Nevertheless, if your employment at Bestwall Gypsum Company resulted in a terrible disease, you are eligible for compensation, which our experienced attorneys will be glad to pursue on your behalf. Asbestos exposure can cause numerous awful illnesses, from asbestosis to colorectal cancer. Everyone who is a victim of occupational asbestos exposure can file a lawsuit against the liable company and we strongly advise you to do so. Our lawyers and legal experts will efficiently take care of the complex aspect of your case so that you will be able to continue focusing on your health and treatment. Initiating a case against Bestwall Gypsum Company is very easy: all you need to do is set up a consultation with one of our attorneys and provide your employment and medical records as evidence. Contact us today and claim the money you deserve!

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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 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.