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Flexitallic Gasket Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Flexitallic had its roots in England, being founded in the mid-19thcentury. At the beginning of the 1900s, 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.

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Flexitallic Gasket Company employees exposed to asbestos

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.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Flexitallic Gasket Company are plumbers, insulators, shippers, operators, and repairmen. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Flexitallic Gasket Company, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to gaskets, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Flexitallic Gasket Company during the last century.

Thousands of Flexitallic Gasket Company employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern 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.

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.