DAP, Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

The company started in 1865 as a sealing wax producer. In 1913, one of its founders, Robert H. Dicks, partnered up with George Pontius and formed the Dicks-Pontius Company expanding its activities by starting to produce putty and caulk. The company started to grow and purchase different companies during the 1950s. A merger took place between Dicks-Pontius and the Armstrong Company in 1957 which led to the name change to DAP – Dicks-Armstrong-Pontius. In 1987, USG acquired DAP until 1999 when RPM International became its new and current owner. Until 1977, DAP used asbestos in manufacturing some of its products like caulk and sealer. The company ignored the fact that this toxic mineral posed a health risk for the people using its products.

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DAP, Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, DAP, Inc. made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. Specializing in the manufacturing of home repair products and building materials such as caulk, sealant, cement, and spackling, DAP, Inc. was another company that employed asbestos for the better part of the last century. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, the use of asbestos had become more and more popular, as the fibrous mineral has numerous convenient aspects – fire resistance, durability, insulating properties, as well as low cost. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

The individuals who were most heavily exposed to asbestos at DAP, Inc. and are thereby now at risk for developing serious diseases were those who participated in the production of their building materials. Furthermore, construction workers and plumbers might have also come in contact with the company’s toxic products. While DAP, Inc. claimed that they ceased asbestos use in 1977, a study from 2007 found that two of their products, namely Crack Shot Spackling Paste and 33 Glazing Compound, still contained the carcinogenic agent.

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.

Our attorneys provide legal assistance and representation to victims of secondary asbestos exposure

During the heyday of asbestos, industrial workers would be exposed to carcinogenic fibers on the job, whereas their family members would often be subjected to secondary asbestos exposure. Secondary asbestos exposure refers to the instances in which one inhales or ingests asbestos fibers without being in direct contact with the source of pollution. As it generally occurred at home, it is also known as domestic asbestos exposure. The negligence of asbestos companies with regard to industrial hygiene and the safety of workers was what prompted secondary asbestos exposure, as employees were not required to change their clothes at the end of the day. Thus, they would carry asbestos fibers in the house, unwittingly endangering the health of their family members.

If you shared a living space with a DAP, Inc. worker before 1977 and are now struggling with a disease such as pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma, please contact a lawyer specialized in asbestos cases to recover the compensation you deserve. Former asbestos employees are not the only category of people who qualify for filing a claim against a company whose careless actions caused them physical and emotional distress. Victims of secondary asbestos exposure are also entitled to compensation. For quality legal assistance, please contact our attorneys, who have been handling asbestos cases since 1990. With the aid of their resourceful legal team, they will promptly take over your case and strive to recover the maximum amount of money you are eligible for.

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.