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International Paper Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The International Paper Company is the biggest pulp and Paper Company in the world, with approximately 56.000 employees. It was founded in 1898, in Corinth, New York and has now based its headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.  Former employees, who have worked at International Paper Company up until the 1980s, may run the risk of developing asbestos-related diseases, as they have been exposed to it during their daily duties.

Former International Paper Company Employees Need to Pay Close Attention to Their Health

Paper milling operations, such as pulping, involve high temperatures. Asbestos was used to insulate many areas in the workplace, because of its ability to withstand high temperatures, to fireproof and add durability to certain components found in machinery used for various operations. As paper mills represented a risk for potential fires to spread easily, flooring, walls, roofing, insulation and many other materials contained asbestos. Working in a contaminated environment, has put many employees at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases.

Diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, can take a long time to develop and start showing sings. When asbestos is tempered with, it releases microscopic fibers into the air that can be inhaled or ingested. These fibers get trapped in the lungs, and over time, lead to serious diseases such as the ones mentioned above. In order to catch any signs early on, we strongly recommend that you do regular check-ups on your lungs. We offer screenings free of charge for former employees of International Paper Company. Our team of specialists can examine your latest X-ray and determine whether or not there is cause for concern. Contact us in order to learn more information.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

Former Employees of International Paper Company Diagnosed with Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases Are Entitled to Compensation

Individuals working at the company’s mills were exposed to big amounts of asbestos, thus risking their health. Even though products manufactured by International Paper Company did not contain asbestos, their buildings were highly contaminated. Employees at the highest risk were those working in maintenance, boiler workers, mechanics, machine setters, machine operators, assemblers and fabricators.

International Paper Company is no stranger to lawsuits regarding the asbestos exposure in their mills. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with an asbestos-related lung disease, you need to take action. Our team can help you file a claim and get compensated. With over 25 years of experience in this particular field, we have helped thousands of victims claim their rights. Contact us if you have any further questions regarding this process.