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Flexitallic Gasket Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Flexitallic had its roots in England, being founded in the mid-19th century. At the beginning of the 1900’s, the company moved its activity in Camden, New Jersey, where it solidified its commercial activity by developing the first industrial spiral wound gasket. In 1963, the company was purchased by a group of Connecticut investors that gave its most recognized name – Flexitallic Gasket Company. The main business of Flexitallic consisted of manufacturing and distributing static sealing products. Until 1992, Flexitallic used asbestos while making their products such as gaskets and sealing tape. Along with the workers that manufactured the company’s products, oil refinery workers, boiler workers and shipyard workers suffered from similar levels of asbestos exposure.

If You Worked at Flexitallic Gasket Company Before 1986, You Should Closely Monitor Your Health

As the name implies, Flexitallic Gasket Company, nowadays headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a business specializing in the production of static sealing products. While the gaskets manufactured by the company today are completely asbestos-free, they did not use to be the same throughout the last century, which has later prompted over 150,000 former workers to file personal injury claims against it. Since asbestos is highly resistant to fire, as well as a very durable raw material, it proved to be the perfect ingredient for gaskets. However, with wear and tear, these products would unavoidably become friable, easily releasing toxic asbestos fibers in the air. Therefore, the health of both Flexitallic Gasket Company employees and consumers was at stake.

Exposure to asbestos, particularly in occupational settings, is notorious for causing a wide range of diseases, varying in severity from asbestosis to mesothelioma. Are you suffering from such a disease as a result of your employment at Flexitallic Gasket Company? If so, we urge you to take legal action at your earliest convenience, as you are eligible for financial compensation from the asbestos trust fund of the company, which was established in 2007. No longer able to pay out money to workers injured by asbestos exposure, the company found itself needed to file for bankruptcy protection in 2001 and accordingly, their trust fund is today the primary source of compensation to people whose health was affected by their products or professional activity. Specializing in toxic exposure cases, our lawyers will assist you with recovering the compensation you deserve from Flexitallic Gasket Company and hold your former employer liable.

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Secondary Asbestos Exposure, a Major Risk for the Family Members of Flexitallic Gasket Company Workers

For the better part of the last century, asbestos was a serious threat to the health of over 75 occupational groups in the U.S. The inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers can result in lung disease, as well as in numerous forms of cancer. Nonetheless, workers were not the only demographic at risk for these horrible illnesses. Due to their tiny dimension and rough texture, asbestos fibers can easily spread throughout the environment from the main source. This aspect, along with poor industrial hygiene, unavoidably led to the exposure of people outside of industrial settings, such as the family members of asbestos workers. As they were not required to change or shower before returning home, employees – including those at Flexitallic Gasket Company – would often carry asbestos dust on their clothes in their houses, where it would subsequently be inhaled or ingested by spouses and children.

Do you suspect secondary asbestos exposure is responsible for your diagnosis? If you shared a living space with a Flexitallic Gasket Company worker while the company was using asbestos, chances are you are right, in which case we strongly encourage you to contact our lawyers. With a professional experience of over 25 years, they specialize in asbestos exposure cases and will eagerly assist you with recovering just compensation for your injury. Just as former workers who developed awful diseases are eligible for money from the asbestos trust fund of Flexitallic Gasket Company, family members whose health was compromised by secondary exposure can also file a claim and, with the help of a skilful attorney, they will obtain the money they deserve. For a thorough case evaluation, please give us a call and we will promptly connect you with one of our lawyers.