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Hercules Chemical Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Hercules got its start in 1915 with its main activity of selling Drain Pipe Solvent. Over the years, the company introduced a number of revolutionary plumbing products. Hercules continued its growth, managing in 1999 to acquire Cloroben Chemical Company. Its line of plumbing products continues to expand to this very day. The Hercules Chemical Company was one of the many companies that have used asbestos for their products due to its low cost and versatility. Unfortunately, the decision to use this toxic mineral led to many claims against Hercules.

Over 7,000 Asbestos Claims Have Been Filed Against Hercules Chemical Company Since 1983

Specializing in manufacturing chemical and specialty products for the plumbing industry, Hercules Chemical Company has been operating for over a century. Regrettably, they were yet another company in whose products – which included putty and furnace cement – asbestos was present until 1983. In addition to people who took part in the manufacturing of these products, plumbers and custodians might have also been exposed to asbestos as a consequence of Hercules Chemical Company’s wrongdoing. Due to the large number of lawsuits emerging against the company, executives were forced to seek bankruptcy protection in 2008. Nowadays, former employees who suffer from diseases like asbestosis or lung cancer can recover financial compensation from the asbestos trust fund set up by Hercules Chemical Company in 2010.

If your employment at Hercules Chemical Company resulted in a terrible disease, please contact our attorneys at your earliest convenience. They have been recovering compensation on behalf of asbestos victims since 1990 and will be glad to offer you a helping hand with your case. Obtaining the money you are entitled to from the company’s asbestos trust fund is a simple process which requires no litigation and is usually completed within approximately six months if you benefit from the assistance of a specialized lawyer. For more information, as well as for a free of charge asbestos screening, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Our Attorneys Provide Quality Legal Assistance to Secondary Asbestos Exposure Victims As Well

Asbestos is a carcinogenic mineral which becomes dangerous only when airborne. While fibers rarely cause serious damage to skin, they are notorious for wreaking havoc on internal organs such as the lungs. There are two routes of exposure to asbestos – inhalation and ingestion. Contrary to popular belief, people who worked in industries where it was present in large amounts are not the only individuals at risk. The health of their family members might also be in danger if secondary exposure occurred in their households. Secondary asbestos exposure takes place when one breathes in or swallows toxic fibers from indirect sources, such as the work clothes of a family member who handles the mineral on the job.

Do you suffer from a disease associated with asbestos exposure? If you have a COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, or lung cancer diagnosis and inhabited the same house as a Hercules Chemical Company worker, you are most likely a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, which means you are eligible for compensation. With nearly 30 years of professional activity, our lawyers will help you pursue financial compensation for your injury and hold the responsible company liable for their negligent actions. Please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will dedicate our endeavors to helping you.