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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.

Over 500,000 Asbestos Claims Have Been Filed Against GAF Corporation So Far

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 it 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.

We strongly advise former GAF Corporation workers to closely monitor their health, as they are at high risk of developing life-threatening diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis, asbestosis, lung cancer, COPD, and mesothelioma. The most reliable test in this regard is a simple chest X-ray, which can rapidly show whether the asbestos fibers in your lungs have caused any damage. Unfortunately, because a disease can arise within 10 to 50 years from the first asbestos exposure, the health risk never ceases to exist. We offer free asbestos screenings to people who handled asbestos on the job, so please contact us and the specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will gladly examine your chest X-ray.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

We Also Provide Legal Assistance to the Families of Stone & Webster Employees

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 a 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 occur 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 which 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.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

155,000 Scheduled
225,500 Average
450,000 Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure prior to 19831 day
Occupational Exposure prior to 19831 day