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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.

Former Christy Refractory Employees Injured by Occupational Asbestos Exposure Are Eligible for Compensation

Refractory materials refer to products which 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. 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 Skinner Engine Company employees came to suffer terrible injuries after years of working for the company.

If you, too, developed a disease as a result of your employment at Skinner Engine Company, we advise you to take legal action as soon as possible and claim the money you are entitled to. As the company was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in 2010 and subsequently set up a trust fund, recovering financial compensation is incomparably easier than it would be via a regular lawsuit. Nonetheless, the help a lawyer who specializes in asbestos cases can provide is still instrumental in obtaining the most satisfactory result, as the legal process will prove quite complex and challenging to carry out on your own, if not downright impossible. The attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have collectively recovered over $1.4 billion for asbestos victims so far and are willing to lend you a helping hand. For quality legal assistance, please contact us today and we will put forward our best approach for your case.

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Do You Have a Christy Refractory 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 which have recently come to light show, 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 Skinner Engine Company. Because we are aware of how exhausting struggling with diseases caused by asbestos exposure is, we will strive to take care of 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!