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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 highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at CertainTeed Corporation are . However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Gold Bond, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to cement, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Gold Bond during the last century.

Thousands of CertainTeed Corporation 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

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 in 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 skilful 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.