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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.

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Bird Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

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. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Bird Corporation are factory workers, pipefitters, and maintenance workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Bird Corporation, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to felt, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Bird Corporation during the last century.

Thousands of Bird Corporation 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

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure can claim compensation too


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. However, family members of workers might have also been exposed to asbestos through as it often happened that asbestos fibers would contaminate the home environment through the workers' clothes.

If you have 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.

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.