Former Georgia Pacific Corporation Workers, At High Risk for Lung Disease
While the company has a rich history as a flourishing business throughout the U.S. by virtue of their wide range of products, it was only in 1965, upon purchasing Bestwall Gypsum, that Georgia Pacific began employing asbestos. Known for manufacturing gypsum products such as plaster and drywall, Bestwall Gypsum would use asbestos for the insulating properties, accessibility, as well as low cost of the mineral. In addition to the people who were involved in the manufacturing of hazardous products, the following occupational groups might have also come in contact with Bestwall Gypsum asbestos products before 1977: shipyard workers, construction workers, maintenance workers, demolition workers. A notable particularity of the diseases which can arise from asbestos exposure is their long latency period – up to 50 years may elapse between one’s inhalation or ingestion of toxic fibers and the occurrence of a disease such as lung cancer.
Over the past three decades, approximately 300,000 lawsuits were filed against Georgia Pacific Corporation on behalf of employees injured by occupational asbestos exposure. If you find yourself in the same situation, struggling with asbestosis or another disease known to be the result of asbestos exposure, we encourage you to take legal action immediately. So far, our law firm has provided legal assistance and representation to more than 200,000 asbestos victims and our attorneys will be glad to lend you a helping hand. Suing the liable company will not only grant you the compensation you deserve, but it will also hold Georgia Pacific Corporation accountable for their past neglectful actions. Because we know how important early detection is, our specialists offer asbestos screenings free of charge to former Georgia Pacific Corporation employees who worked before 1977. Please send in your most recent chest X-ray and our medical experts will promptly let you know whether you should have a cause for concern regarding the health of your lungs.
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