GAF Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

Established in 1886 as the American branch of I.G. Dyes, a German chemical conglomerate, American I.G. got its name change in 1939 to General Aniline and Film Corporation after acquiring General Aniline Works and merging with Agfa-Ansco Corporation. In 1965, GAF purchased Ruberoid Corporation, a manufacturer of roofing products. With this purchase, GAF also became the owner of an asbestos mine found in Virginia. This made the GAF Corporation become the leading supplier of asbestos materials in the state. The asbestos contained in their products affected the workers found in the roofing and siding industries.

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GAF Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

As one of the major asbestos companies in the U.S. during the last century, GAF Corporation would manufacture a wide range of hazardous products, such as cement and millboard, as well as own a large mine in Virginia. Due to the astounding number of lawsuits filed by former injured workers, the company was forced to request bankruptcy protection in 2001, which was granted only in 2009 when their asbestos trust fund was also created. Since then, GAF Corporation has paid out more than $1.5 billion to the people it exposed to asbestos and currently has $770 million left for future claimants.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of asbestos exposure which occurred either by working at GAF Corporation or by 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 GAF Corporation 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 GAF Corporation workers

Not only did asbestos exposure dramatically impact the lives of workers, but it occasionally took a heavy toll on the health of family members as well. While it does not always result in disease, secondary exposure is responsible for approximately 10% of asbestos-related diagnoses nowadays. By breathing in the toxic fibers their fathers or husbands would regularly carry home from work, plenty of children and wives unknowingly increased their risk of developing lung disease, as well as multiple forms of cancer. As the diseases asbestos exposure is responsible for occurring within several decades from the initial contact, the majority of people have only recently come to suffer from such illnesses.

If you believe your diagnosis is the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys as soon as possible. They will promptly assess your case and strive to claim the maximum financial compensation you are eligible for from the asbestos trust fund of GAF Corporation, a process that requires no litigation. Over the past 30 years, we have recovered more than $1.4 billion on behalf of asbestos victims and their families and will gladly help you, too.

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.