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Fuller-Austin

Workers exposed to asbestos

Fuller-Austin was an insulation company operating primarily at power plants, refineries, and gas plants in the south of the U.S. The products it sold and installed contained high amounts of asbestos until 1974. Following litigation for asbestos-related diseases, it filed for bankruptcy and continues to pay damages (so far over $270,000,000) out of its asbestos trust fund.

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Fuller-Austin employees exposed to asbestos

Catering primarily to power plants and oil refineries, Fuller-Austin was a manufacturer of insulation that put the health of numerous people at risk by employing asbestos, a naturally occurring carcinogenic mineral. Although they ceased asbestos use in 1974, cases of former workers who fall ill to diseases like asbestosis or mesothelioma still arise throughout the country, as the latency period of these diseases is very long.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred through Fuller-Austin are:

The two routes of exposure to asbestos are inhalation and ingestion. Considering that Fuller-Austin workers were not provided with adequate protective equipment to wear on the job, it should not come as a surprise that their exposure to asbestos was extremely heavy.

Thousands of Fuller-Austin 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

The family members of Fuller-Austin employees are susceptible to serious diseases too


Contrary to popular belief, asbestos workers are not the only category of people who come to suffer from asbestosis and mesothelioma, two diseases whose only cause is asbestos exposure. As industrial hygiene was very poor during the heyday of asbestos, carcinogenic fibers would often escape industrial facilities and infiltrate non-occupational environments such as households. When a person would inhale or ingest asbestos due to the presence of a family member who was, at the time, working with the mineral, secondary exposure took place. Another misconception regarding asbestos is that only workplace exposure is dangerous, which is completely false. Regrettably, any contact with asbestos can result in disease, whether it occurs over the course of several hours or several years.

A significant number of people who were secondarily exposed to asbestos eventually developed harrowing diseases, approximately 8% of whom are women. By laundering the clothes their husbands would wear on the job, which were laden with asbestos dust, they would regularly breathe in harmful fibers. If you are also a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers, as we also handle such cases. Victims of secondary asbestos exposure qualify for compensation from the Fuller-Austin trust fund as well and we are bound to recover the largest sum of money possible for your injury. With nearly 30 years of experience in asbestos litigation, our lawyers do not shy away from going to great lengths for their clients. Call us today and claim the compensation you are entitled to!

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.