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Bird Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Bird Corporation (now Bird & Sons) was founded more than 200 years ago by George Bird and it was initially a paper manufacturer. Eventually, they changed course and began producing roofing materials and vinyl siding. As it was a common practice at the time, asbestos fibers were included in construction products because of its strengthening qualities, thus putting not only their employees but even consumers at risk.

Former Bird Corporation Employees Need to Pay Closer Attention to Their Health

In 1880, when Bird Corporation changed its product line to roofing materials, asbestos fibers started to be added in. Their felt-base asphalt roofing was the first of its kind and remained a success for nearly a century. They used asbestos in their products for the purpose of increasing strength, durability and heat and fire resistance. The roofing felt was a thick, paperboard-like product covered in asphalt, which was added to roof construction to help with water protection.

Asbestos exposure is a hazard to human health no matter the quantities inhaled or the period of exposure. Diseases like mesothelioma can take even 40 years to show signs. If you have been exposed to an asbestos-contaminated work environment, you need to pay close attention to your health. Our team of specialists offers free screenings based on your latest chest X-rays, in order to determine whether or not you may have cause for concern.

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Victims of an Asbestos-Contaminated Workplace Can Claim Compensation

Exposure to Bird Corporation asbestos products has happened for almost a century, at a number of different job sites around the US. Former factory workers, maintenance workers, carpenters, construction workers, roofers and demolition workers might be at risk of developing asbestos-related lung disease. Although the government has regulated its use in products, people may still be at risk today when working on old buildings. Bird Corporation is no stranger to asbestos trials ever since the 80s when employees started to speak out regarding their debilitating health state. At this moment, the company has been named in over 500 claims.

If you have a family member that has been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease as a result of exposure while working for the Bird Company, you need to take action. Environmental Litigation Group PC has helped thousands of victims get compensated. You can contact us with any questions you have regarding the process of filing a claim, and we will help you through it in order to receive proper compensation.