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Georgia Pacific Corporation

What is now known as one of the largest manufacturers of building products in the world, Georgia Pacific got its start in 1927, as a hardwood wholesaler. The company went on to expand by operating sawmills and lumber mills and after 1956 it added papermaking to its activities. For the rest of the 20th century, Georgia Pacific continued to grow even more and it was bought by Koch Industries in 2005. Along the years, Georgia Pacific acquired different companies and one of them was Bestwall Gypsum. This company used asbestos in manufacturing some of its products before being purchased by Georgia Pacific, but still, continued to use this toxic mineral years after being bought.


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If You Worked for Georgia Pacific Get Screened for Asbestos

Asbestos has been extensively employed by an astounding number of companies throughout the U.S. before the mid 1980s, due to either negligence or willful ignorance. Nowadays, the hazardous effects of prolonged exposure are well-known and undeniable. If you or a family member has worked for one of these companies, it is highly recommended to get screened for asbestos, as exposure is very likely to have occurred.

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If You Have a Family Member Who Worked at Georgia Pacific Contact Us

Although the majority of people who suffer from asbestos-related diseases have been exposed in the workplace, secondary exposure is common as well. If you are diagnosed with a malignant or non-malignant disease and have a family member who worked at Georgia Pacific, there is a high chance your illness is the result of secondary asbestos exposure. Because most companies did not require employees to wear protective equipment on the job, you could have easily inhaled fibers of asbestos which remained on your loved one’s clothes.

If you believe asbestos may be the cause of your injury, we strongly encourage you to contact us. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients and can also help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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