Flintkote Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

Flintkote was established in 1901 as a manufacturer of products used in the roofing business. With time, the company expanded its range of products starting to produce other construction materials. Although the types of products sold increased, Flintkote’s main revenue came from their roofing materials and one of their main products was an asbestos made shingle. The company stopped using this mineral around the year 1970 but, until then, thousands of workers had already come in direct contact with their dangerous products.

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Flintkote Company employees exposed to asbestos

Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Flintkote Company was originally a manufacturer of roofing materials which, by 1963, was operating 121 facilities in the U.S. and 21 abroad. The company began using asbestos in 1930 and, in addition to people who partook in the production of Flintkote building materials, pipefitters, mechanics, plumbers, construction workers, road pavers, insulators, as well as railroad workers have also been exposed to asbestos by coming in contact with these products. It was later discovered that the vinyl and asphalt floor tiles of Flintkote Company had 20% asbestos. In 1982, the company ceased employing asbestos, whereas two years later, it completely stopped distributing asbestos-containing building products. Their asbestos trust fund was created in 2004 and now has a little over $200 million as compensation for workers injured by occupational asbestos exposure.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at Flintkote Company or 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 Flintkote 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.

The family members of Flintkote Company employees might have also come in contact with asbestos

As the name implies, secondary asbestos exposure refers to the instances in which people inhale or ingest mineral fibers without being in direct contact with the source of contamination. Unfortunately, this route of exposure was very common during the last century, when more than 75 occupational groups would regularly work with asbestos or asbestos-containing products. People who interacted with this carcinogenic mineral would often return home carrying asbestos fibers on their clothes, which would subsequently be laundered by their spouses, thereby perpetuating toxic exposure. Usually, the wives of asbestos workers would shake out the clothes before washing them, which inevitably caused the fibers to become airborne. These women would unknowingly breathe in asbestos fibers every time they did the laundry, hence why many people who never touched this mineral came to develop awful diseases several decades later.

If you lived in the same house as a Flintkote Company worker at any point between 1930 and 1984 and are now struggling with a disease as a result of secondary exposure, please contact our attorneys for specialized legal assistance. Dedicating their professional endeavors to helping asbestos victims and their families since 1990, they have recovered over $1.4 billion so far and will eagerly fight for your case, regardless of how complex it might prove. Environmental Litigation Group P.C. has the necessary resources to recover fair compensation for your injury and hold the liable party accountable for their negligent actions. Call us today and we will promptly set up a consultation with one of our skillful lawyers.

Legal assistance in asbestos exposure cases for former Flintkote Company employees and their family members

So far, over 350,000 asbestos claims have been filed against Flintkote Company by people whose health was compromised by their products. If you find yourself in the same situation, we advise you to contact our law firm as soon as possible and we will promptly put you in touch with one of our attorneys. Our primary area of practice is asbestos litigation, so we are confident our legal professionals are the most suitable people to assist you with obtaining the financial compensation you are entitled to. They will prepare and submit your asbestos claim while also taking care of the most complex aspects of the legal process so that you can continue focusing on your treatment. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly answer any questions you might have.