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.

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Hercules Chemical Company employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Hercules Chemical Company made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. Specializing in manufacturing chemical and specialty products for the plumbing industry, Hercules Chemical Company has been operating for over a century. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

Regrettably, they were yet another company 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.

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.

Our attorneys provide quality legal assistance to secondary asbestos exposure victims as well

Asbestos is a carcinogenic mineral that becomes dangerous only when airborne. While fibers rarely cause serious damage to the 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 a 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.

Legal assistance for victims of asbestos exposure at Hercules Chemical Company

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 that 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.