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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.

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International Paper employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, International Paper 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. 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. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

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 previoult mentioned ones.

Thousands of International Paper employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure need to take action in order to get compensated

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.

Families of those working with asbestos are also at a high risk for developing serious diseases through secondary exposure from dust that workers could have brought home. Family members are also entitled to receiving compensation, so if you have developed a disease as a result to your secondary exposure, contact us so we can review your case.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.