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C.E. Thurston and Sons

Workers exposed to asbestos

C.E. Thurston started his servicing company in 1919. Insulation distribution, maintenance, repair, installation were part of the offering, which led to a number of lawsuits from workers who were exposed to the asbestos commonly used for insulation at the time. The company filed for bankruptcy, established an asbestos trust fund, and emerged from bankruptcy with asbestos and lead abatement service, among others.

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C.E. Thurston and Sons employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, C.E. Thurston and Sons 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. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Specializing in the production of insulation, C.E. Thurston and Sons was also a provider of refractory contracting services during the last century. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

The company would initially provide contracting services to mechanical packing manufacturers, but shortly after starting their business, C.E. Thurston and Sons began offering insulation contracting as well. Unsurprisingly, the insulation they used would contain asbestos. Although they did not manufacture it themselves, they were still responsible for employing it. Over the years, numerous people who worked for C.E. Thurston and Sons were diagnosed with awful diseases as a consequence of the asbestos exposure they were subjected to. As a result, the company was needed to file for bankruptcy protection in 2003 and it set up a trust fund for future victims 3 years later. Their asbestos trust fund currently has $53 million.

Thousands of C.E. Thurston and Sons 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

Have you lived in the same house as a C.E. Thurston and Sons worker? If so, your health might also be at risk


Secondary asbestos exposure, which occurs when one breathes in or swallows toxic fibers, was extremely widespread for the better part of the last century. The primary culprit behind it was the lack of industrial hygiene within asbestos companies. Despite having knowledge of the dangers of asbestos exposure, executives decided to keep people in the dark for their own financial gain, as asbestos was quite a low-cost material. Thus, individuals who handled asbestos on the job – including C.E. Thurston and Sons employees – were not given appropriate protective equipment to wear during their shift and they were not required to change their clothes at the end of the day either. When they returned home, large amounts of asbestos fibers would be present on their clothes, which family members inevitably came in contact with.

While occupational exposure is far more harmful than secondary exposure, 10% of asbestos victims got their diagnoses due to the latter. Secondary asbestos exposure is capable of causing the same diseases as direct contact with toxic fibers, from pulmonary fibrosis to mesothelioma. If you suffer from such a disease and believe it is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Our attorneys, who specialize in asbestos litigation, will quickly help you file a claim with the trust fund of C.E. Thurston and Sons. Because we are aware of what dealing with such a terrible disease entails, we will strive to take care of the most intricate and time-consuming aspects of the process on your behalf so that you will not be needed to neglect your health and treatment. For quality legal assistance, do not hesitate to give us a call.

Legal assistance for victims of asbestos exposure

Everyone who worked at C.E. Thurston and Sons while the company made use of asbestos struggling with a disease is entitled to financial compensation. If you intend to take legal action, a mesothelioma and asbestos attorney is the professional you are looking for, as they are specialized in such cases and have the necessary resources to help you. Whether your diagnosis is COPD or lung cancer, a lawyer with relevant experience in asbestos litigation will speed up the process of recovering money from the trust fund of C.E. Thurston and Sons. Our law firm has been assisting people with filing asbestos claims since 1990 and will gladly offer you a helping hand. The only documents you have to provide your lawyer with are your employment and medical records. After the first consultation, we will promptly take over your case and you will permanently be kept updated with regard to its progress. Contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. today and claim the compensation you deserve!