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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 an asbestos and lead abatement service, among others.

If You Were Employed at C.E. Thurston and Sons before 1980, You Are Now at Great Risk for Asbestos Diseases

Specializing in the production of insulation, C.E. Thurston and Sons was also a provider of refractory contracting services during the last century. 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.

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!

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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 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.