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Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Celotex Corporation of America was established in the 1920’s as an importer of bagasse fibreboard. In 1964, it was purchased by Jim Walter. The company’s main activities were producing and distributing building products along with mining and processing asbestos fibers through another subsidiary, Carey Canada Inc. Celotex has an extensive history of asbestos use in manufacturing its products. These contaminated materials were heavily used by construction workers, boiler workers, pipefitters and people working in shipyards.

If You Worked at Celotex Before 1970, You Should Keep a Close Eye on Your Health

As another company which did not refrain from incorporating asbestos in their building products, Celotex has been using the carcinogenic mineral ever since the beginning, in 1925. Thereby, it has knowingly exposed thousands of people to asbestos for nearly 50 years, many of whom came to suffer from terrible diseases several decades later. The products manufactured by the company were used for building both residential and commercial structures. No longer able to pay out workers injured by occupational asbestos exposure, Celotex filed for bankruptcy protection in 1990 and eight years later, the company established a trust fund to compensate future asbestos victims. At the moment, their asbestos trust fund has more than $1.2 million.

Did your employment at Celotex result in a diagnosis such as COPD, asbestosis, or lung cancer? If so, we strongly advise you to contact our lawyers, who will promptly help you with recovering the compensation you are eligible for. The primary area of practice of Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. is asbestos exposure, so you can rest assured once we take over your case, we will dedicate our endeavors to obtaining the maximum amount of money the asbestos trust fund of Celotex can provide. We will also conduct extensive research to find additional evidence to support your claim. Taking legal action as soon as you receive a formal diagnosis is essential when it comes to asbestos cases, as they have a statute of limitations which must not be exceeded. Give us a call today and we will quickly put you in touch with one of our specialized attorneys.

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The Family Members of Celotex Workers Are Susceptible to Lung Disease and Cancer, Too

Industrial hygiene and the safety of workers were two aspects asbestos manufacturers were lacking during the last century, which explains why so many people have developed terrible diseases over recent decades. As the company policy did not require them to change clothes or shower at the end of the day, Celotex workers would carry asbestos fibers home every day, unknowingly endangering the health of their families. Children would commonly inhale toxic fibers upon greeting their fathers, whereas wives would breathe in asbestos while laundering their husbands’ work clothes. Today, 8% of asbestos victims are women, most of whom were secondarily exposed to this carcinogen.

If you believe secondary asbestos exposure is at fault for your diagnosis, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will promptly take over your case. Since 1990, our attorneys have been successfully filing asbestos claims on behalf of people injured by workplace exposure, as well as of family members whose health was compromised by secondary exposure, so we are confident we will achieve the optimal results for you. Not only will taking legal action grant you the financial compensation you deserve, but it will also hold the wrongdoer accountable for their unethical actions. Whether you have decided to file a claim or would just like to know more about the legal process, feel free to give us a call and we will be glad to assist you.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

11,000 (payment percentage does not apply) Scheduled
130,000 (considers only claims that go through the Average
325,000 Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure prior to 19831 day
Occupational Exposure