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Champion International Corp.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Located in Stamford, Connecticut, the company was a large paper and wood products manufacturer established in 1898. In 2000, it was acquired by International Paper. By 1900, Champion International Corp. was producing 60% of the newsprint of the United States. Asbestos exposure occurred because the facility where employees would perform their job was built with asbestos and workers would also use asbestos tools for the production of paper and wood. One of the most prevalent asbestos products in the facility was insulation, which was necessary to lower the risk of fire. Today, over 52,000 employees work for International Paper and asbestos is no longer present in the facility. However, if you worked at Champion International Corp. during the last century and came to struggle with a disease, you are eligible for compensation, which our resourceful attorneys will help you recover.

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Champion International Corp. employees exposed to asbestos

Asbestos was present in the facility of the company in the walls, the floor and the roof in the form of insulation. Furthermore, the company also distributed asbestos countertops to shipyards. Exposure would occur on a regular basis, as over the years, the building materials that contained asbestos degraded and became friable, which led to toxic fibers begin released in the air. Thereby, workers of Champion International Corp. would inhale and ingest asbestos fibers daily, which now places former employees at high risk of developing a terrible disease. If you came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure, you have the right to file a claim with the responsible company, which will result in the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis. With the help of our attorneys, who have been pursuing asbestos exposure cases for over 25 years, you are bound to receive the compensation you are entitled to from your former employer. The only documents you will have to send your attorney after you explain your situation are your employment records and your medical records, which will be used as evidence to support your case. While the legal process is very complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as the rest of the paperwork will be efficiently handled by our skillful legal team. Eventually, you will recover fair compensation for your injury if you choose to work with our law firm. Lastly, it is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should prompt you to take legal action as soon as possible.

Thousands of Champion International Corp. 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 Champion International Corp. workers

During the last century, secondary asbestos exposure was a common occurrence among the family members of workers who handled the toxic mineral on the job. While the employees of Champion International Corp. did not use asbestos for the manufacturing of paper and wood, they may have brought home a small amount of asbestos dust on their clothes. While their wives would inhale and ingest asbestos when laundering their work clothes, their children would be exposed to asbestos when greeting their father upon coming back home from the job. If you lived under the same roof as a Champion International Corp. before 1980 and developed a disease you believe is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm and we will carefully assess your situation. In the fortunate event that you are eligible for filing a claim for compensation, our attorneys will provide you with quality legal assistance. We will only need the employment records of your family member who worked for the company and your medical records, documents that will stand as evidence to support your claim. In the end, you will recover the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, victims of occupational asbestos exposure refuse to seek the compensation they deserve while they are alive, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact us, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases. After the initial discussion, during which you will have to thoroughly explain your situation, we will only need the employment records of your deceased loved one, their medical records and their death certificate, which must state that their life was claimed by a disease stemming from asbestos exposure. The rest of the necessary documents will be efficiently taken care of by our resourceful legal team. While the process is complex and tedious, it will require minimal involvement on your part, which will allow you to focus on more important aspects in the meantime. You will eventually receive the maximum compensation available on behalf of your lost family member if you decide to work with our law firm. It is important, however, to know that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.