J.H. France Refractories Co. is a refractory materials manufacturer, established in 1900. They now function under the name Snowshoe Refractories Inc., with headquarters in Pennsylvania. They have a long history of asbestos use, as refractory materials need to withstand high temperatures. Their choice to incorporate asbestos in their products has put their employees at the risk of developing serious diseases.
Former Employees Being Exposed to Asbestos Need to Pay Close Attention to Their Health
Refractory materials are usually used in construction. These include all types of materials such as bricks, cement, and fabric. Because they need to withstand very high temperatures, asbestos represented an important component due to its heat resistant properties. Many companies have used it up until the 80s, because it was accessible, as it could be easily mined and cheap. J.H. France Refractories relied on asbestos for decades to manufacture their products. This exposed their employees to serious health risks, as working with asbestos can contaminate the air with microscopic fibers that if inhaled or ingested can lead to diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis.
Asbestos-related diseases can take a long time to show signs and can develop even after the exposure has stopped. If you’ve been exposed to asbestos in the workplace, you need to pay close attention to your health. We are offering screenings free of charge for former J.H France Refractories employees. Our team of specialists will analyze your latest chest X-ray and let you know whether or not you may have cause for concern. Contact us for any further information you might need.
Have You Been Diagnosed with an Asbestos-Related Disease? You Might Be Eligible for a Claim
Although asbestos use was regulated in 1980, the risk of its exposure was well known ever since 1920, when numerous studies have linked it to serious respiratory diseases and some forms of cancer. Manufacturers using it had the obligation to warn their workers of the health risks they were subjected to. Employees at J.H France Refractories have been directly exposed to asbestos through the process of manufacturing their products. Family members may also be at risk because workers could have brought asbestos fibers into their homes on their clothing. Individuals with the biggest risk of developing asbestos-related diseases are those who worked in manufacturing, construction or maintenance.
In the last years, J.H France Refractories has been involved in a number of lawsuits over their use of asbestos affecting not only their employees but also independent constructors using their products. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung disease, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Our team has handled thousands of cases of workplace asbestos exposure ever since 1990. We can help you file a claim in order to get compensated. Contact us if you need more information regarding this process.
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Local Asbestos Screening Requirements for Victims or Family Members
1. Must have a diagnosis, cancer diagnosis following industrial work or military/navy service has immediate expedited eligibility and do not need to travel to us, we do everything over the phone, any other non-cancerous lung related diagnosis will require travel and a 2 hour physical medical evaluation at our facility in Birmingham, Alabama
2. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (it is very common to be misdiagnosed please ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed later than the 3 year statute of limitation)
3. Must have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page)