Christy Refractories

Workers exposed to asbestos

Christy Refractories is a company based in St. Louis and specializes in the production and distribution of refractories, industrial insulation products, and heating panels. Following the discovery that a number of its products had used high levels of asbestos, the company was involved in numerous litigations beginning with the 1980s and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010.

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Christy Refractories employees exposed to asbestos

Refractory materials refer to products that can withstand extreme temperatures without deteriorating. They are used for equipment such as incinerators and furnaces, which are prone to overheating, to prevent fire. In addition to manufacturing refractory materials, Christy Refractories also produced insulation and permaboard, both of which would contain asbestos. Because the mineral has excellent fire resistance and durability, it was ideal for refractory materials, enhancing their properties and lifespan.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred through Christy Refractories are:

Unfortunately, asbestos is a human carcinogen and exposure is responsible for a wide range of awful diseases, from pulmonary fibrosis to mesothelioma. Accordingly, a large number of Christy Refractories employees came to suffer terrible injuries after years of working for the company.

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.

Do you have a Christy Refractories worker in your family? If you do, your health might also be in danger

Throughout the last century, over one hundred companies made use of asbestos in one form or another, endangering the health of their workers to a tremendous extent. As numerous documents that have recently come to light show that most executives were not preoccupied with the safety of their workers in the slightest, being instead focused on their own financial gain. However, as a result of the negligent attitude of the higher-ups, asbestos exposure did not remain confined to industrial facilities. Also known as domestic exposure, secondary asbestos exposure was very common within the households of people who handled the mineral on the job, as they were not required to change their clothes or shower before returning home. While women would usually breathe in toxic fibers when washing up their husbands’ asbestos-laden work clothes, children would inhale asbestos fibers upon greeting their fathers.

Do you suspect your diagnosis is related to secondary asbestos exposure? If so, we strongly encourage you to contact our lawyers at your earliest convenience, as they will be glad to provide you with the legal assistance you need. After carefully evaluating your case, they will present you with the most efficient approach and help you navigate the process of filing a claim with the asbestos trust fund of Christy Refractories. Because we are aware of how exhausting struggling with diseases caused by asbestos exposure is, we will strive to take care of the most complex and time-consuming aspects of the process on your behalf so that you will not need to change your routine and deal with additional stress. Our experts will also conduct expensive research to discover more information about your former job, which could increase the sum of money you will eventually receive. Call us now and benefit from the compensation you deserve!

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.