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Boise Cascade Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

When two lumber companies, Boise-Payette Lumber Company and Cascade Lumber Company merged in 1957, Boise Cascade was formed. Quickly after its start, the company expanded its operations to engineering, real estate and construction. It went even further than that, buying in 1968 an important share of Cuba’s biggest electric company. Changing its leadership in 1974, Boise Cascade came to operate in three main branches: building products, paper and office products distribution. In recent years, the company kept its divisions of wood products and building materials becoming one of the largest companies regarding forest products. Some of Boise Cascade’s products that were meant to be sold as insulation were manufactured with the asbestos. This happened until the late 1970’s, early 1980’s when the company decided to put a stop to this dangerous practice.

If You Worked at Boise Cascade Corporation Before 1980, We Advise You to Closely Monitor Your Health

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the company was renowned for manufacturing lumber and other building materials, as well as paper products, and is still in business today. In addition to expanding their catering to the engineering industry and real estate, Boise Cascade Corporation also acquired Princess Cruises in 1968. Despite changing their name to Boise Paper Holdings, LLC, the grim history of asbestos use the company has remains. For approximately two decades, Boise Cascade Corporation employed the hazardous agent in the production of construction materials such as corrugated paper and latex coated gasket. Moreover, the facilities themselves were in poor condition, as numerous former workers have later reported – insulation would often come off pipes and employees were required to clean the waste up by blowing it with air hoses, which entailed a very high risk of asbestos exposure.

Considering the presence of asbestos in both the products of Boise Cascade Corporation and their facilities, it should not come as a surprise that numerous people have subsequently come to suffer from devastating diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer 10 to 50 years after their first exposure. While money will never be a replacement for health, the compensation you can recover by filing a claim against Boise Cascade Corporation if you were injured by occupational asbestos exposure may allow you access to better treatment and care. The assistance of a lawyer who specializes in asbestos cases is crucial in situations like yours, as they are the only professionals who have the ability and knowledge to thoroughly prepare your claim and obtain maximum compensation for you. If Boise Cascade Corporation was your employer during the heyday of asbestos and you are now struggling with a severe illness, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will promptly schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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The Spouses and Children of Former Boise Cascade Corporation Workers Might Also Be at Risk

While it is primarily exposure which occurs in the workplace that leads to a harrowing disease, people who came in contact with asbestos in non-industrial settings may as well develop a serious illness. A prime example in this respect is secondary exposure, which has so far affected thousands of family members of asbestos workers. By inhaling or ingesting the toxic asbestos fibers employees would unknowingly carry home on their work clothes on a regular basis, their wives and children were also exposed to asbestos, which could later result in a fatal disease. From asbestosis to mesothelioma, secondary asbestos exposure can cause the same illnesses as heavy exposure which takes place in occupational circumstances, although more rarely. It is estimated that secondary exposure is the culprit behind 10% of the people whose health was compromised by asbestos-related diseases.

If you have a former Boise Cascade Corporation worker in your family and a diagnosis correlated with asbestos exposure, we encourage you to take legal action at your earliest convenience, as you are also entitled to financial compensation. Out attorneys, who specialize in cases of asbestos exposure, will provide you with excellent legal assistance and representation, regardless of the complexity of your situation. We have been successfully pursuing asbestos cases since 1990 and do not shy away from negotiating the sum of money you deserve so that you can benefit from maximum compensation. So far, our law firm has recovered over $1.4 billion on behalf of asbestos victims. For additional information, please feel free to contact us and we will promptly take over your case.