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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 cements. In 1988, CertainTeed became a subsidiary of one of the largest construction materials companies - Saint-Gobain. From the 1930’s to the 1980’s, 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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We Advise Former CertainTeed Corporation Employees to Keep a Close Eye on Their Health

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.

If you were a CertainTeed Corporation employee or handled their products while working at another company, we strongly encourage you to undergo regular screenings, as a disease might develop at any time. While lung disease is the most widespread among former asbestos workers, gastrointestinal and colorectal cancer occur frequently, too. A periodical medical examination will help your physician timely detect a potential disease, which is crucial for a favorable prognosis. Moreover, our specialists provide asbestos screenings free of charge to former CertainTeed Corporation workers in the hope of preventing late detection and misdiagnosis. Please feel free to contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and our experts will gladly evaluate your X-ray.

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Specialized Legal Assistance and Representation for Secondary Asbestos Exposure Victims


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.