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.

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Fibreboard Company employees exposed to asbestos

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.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of asbestos exposure which occurred either by working at Fibreboard Company or working with their products are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for Fibreboard Company employees.

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.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Fibreboard Company workers

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 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.

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.