CertainTeed Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

George M. Brown founded General Roofing Manufacturing Company in 1904. It quickly followed a name change for the company to CertainTeed Corporation due to its increased popularity. Starting as a roofing product manufacturer, the company extended its range of products to other construction materials like pipes, sidings, and cement. In 1988, CertainTeed became a subsidiary of one of the largest construction materials companies - Saint-Gobain. From the 1930s to the 1980s, CertainTeed used asbestos in making its roofing and construction materials, putting the lives of the company’s workers in danger along with the people that used them on a constant basis.

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CertainTeed Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

At the moment, CertainTeed Corporation is one of the most successful manufacturers of building materials in the U.S. The most common products of the company include siding, insulation, foundation, windows, as well as roofing. Nevertheless, like the majority of businesses specializing in construction materials during the last century, CertainTeed Corporation has a long history of asbestos use. For approximately five decades, the company has employed the carcinogenic mineral for the manufacturing of their products, which would represent a tremendous health threat to their workers. Additionally, occupational groups such as plumbers, insulators, painters, and navy servicemen might have also come in contact with CertainTeed Corporation products on the job.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at CertainTeed Corporation 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 CertainTeed Corporation 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.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of CertainTeed Corporation workers

Nowadays, as a result of the endeavors of federal agencies to raise public awareness during the 1970s, asbestos is rarely present in U.S. workplaces. When it is, however, employees are properly trained on how to safely handle the hazardous mineral and are also constantly provided with adequate protective equipment. Under these circumstances, secondary asbestos exposure is nearly impossible to occur today, since toxic fibers cannot escape occupational environments. Nonetheless, this route of exposure was quite common several decades ago, when industrial hygiene was practically non-existent. Consequently, numerous family members of asbestos workers came to suffer from the same diseases as people exposed to occupational settings.

If you shared a living space with a CertainTeed Corporation worker before the 1980s and have a diagnosis of lung cancer, COPD, or pulmonary fibrosis, please contact our attorneys as soon as possible. Victims of secondary asbestos exposure are eligible for compensation from the liable company as well. With over 25 years of experience in recovering compensation for asbestos victims and their families, our skillful lawyers will eagerly evaluate your case and take care of the most challenging aspects of the legal process for you.

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Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.