Workers exposed to asbestos

Celotex Corporation of America was established in the 1920s 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 using this carcinogenic mineral in manufacturing its products. These contaminated materials were heavily used by construction workers, boiler workers, pipefitters, and people working in shipyards.

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Celotex employees exposed to asbestos

As another company which did not refrain from incorporating the mineral in its building products, Celotex has been using the carcinogenic mineral ever since the beginning, in 1925. Thereby, it has knowingly exposed thousands of people to it 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 exposure, they filed for bankruptcy protection in 1990 and eight years later, the company established a trust fund to compensate future victims. At the moment, their asbestos trust fund has more than $1.2 million.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at Celotex or with their products are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for Celotex employees.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

The family members of Celotex workers are susceptible to lung disease and cancer, too

Industrial hygiene and the safety of workers were two aspects 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 the fibers while laundering their husbands’ work clothes. Today, 8% of 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.

Legal compensation for victims of asbestos exposure

Did your employment at Celotex result in diagnoses 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 this type of case, as they have a statute of limitations that must not be exceeded. Give us a call today and we will quickly put you in touch with one of our specialized attorneys.