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Fibreboard Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

It was founded in 1884, with its main activities being manufacturing and distributing wood-based materials used as insulation, later starting to produce roofing and flooring products. In 1976, it was purchased by Louisiana-Pacific Corporation until 1988 and in 1997, it was acquired by Owens-Corning. The company used the mineral known as asbestos from 1920 to 1971 for products like floor coverings and insulations affecting the lives of thousands of people that came in contact with these.

Our Specialists Offer Screenings Free of Charge to Fibreboard Company Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos on the Job

Using asbestos in their wide range of building products since 1920, Fibreboard Company – which was subsequently acquired by Owens Corning Corporation – is nowadays the leading manufacturer of fiberglass in the world. While their products are asbestos-free today, Fibreboard Company did not cease the employment of this hazardous mineral until 1971. As a result, numerous workers have recently developed terrible diseases, such as asbestosis and lung cancer, due to the asbestos exposure they were subjected to on the job.

Although the diseases occupational asbestos exposure causes are very diverse, those affecting the lungs are the most prevalent among victims. However, because they have so many symptoms in common, the various types of pulmonary disease stemming from asbestos exposure can be extremely challenging to diagnose. From COPD to mesothelioma, people who came to suffer from such a harrowing disease are often misdiagnosed or, even worse, their illness is completely overlooked by medical professional due to lack of specific symptoms. To promote early detection and prevent misdiagnosis, the specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. provide free asbestos screenings to Fibreboard Company employees with a history of asbestos exposure.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

We Also Provide Legal Assistance to Victims of Secondary Asbestos Exposure

If you struggle with a disease as a consequence of living under the same roof as a Fibreboard Company worker, you are eligible for compensation, too. Throughout the last century, numerous people were indirectly exposed to asbestos because they had a family member who would regularly handle asbestos at work. Several decades later, some of them developed awful illnesses, such as pulmonary fibrosis, gastrointestinal cancer, or mesothelioma, as asbestos fibers cause damage to internal organs slowly. It is estimated that up to 10% of asbestos victims fell ill due to secondary exposure.

With nearly 30 years of experience in toxic exposure cases, our lawyers will help you claim the financial compensation you deserve. The asbestos trust fund established by Fibreboard Company pays out money not only to people affected by occupational exposure, but to also to those who underwent secondary exposure. For more information about the legal process, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will gladly assist you.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

135,000 Scheduled
180,000 Average
450,000 Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure prior to 19831 day
Occupational Exposure prior to 19831 day