J.M. Turner & Company Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1939 and located in Virginia, the company was initially a small residential contractor. After World War II, J.M. Turner & Company shifted to commercial and industrial construction. Subsequently, the company began operating in highway and bridge construction, as well as in the construction of water and sewage treatment facilities. It offers numerous services, including design-build, construction, and energy management. Unfortunately, because it was in business during the last century, J.M. Turner & Company made use of a lot of asbestos that would mostly be present in building materials, which led to toxic exposure among employees. For this reason, if you worked for this company before the 1980s and you suffer from a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure, you should not hesitate to contact our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases and will recover the compensation you deserve for your distress.

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J.M. Turner & Company employees exposed to asbestos

Operating in the construction industry, J.M. Turner & Company used tremendous amounts of asbestos during the last century, as the mineral had numerous convenient properties, such as fire resistance, and was also cheap and widely available. It is worthy of note that construction workers who currently have a job in this industry are still at risk, as they may have to demolish old buildings that contain asbestos or perform remodeling work involving products that contain asbestos. However, as long as they wear adequate protective equipment, such as respirators and coveralls, their chances of significant asbestos exposure are minimal.

A common way construction workers were exposed to asbestos in the past was by handling and installing dangerous products such as paint, spackling, roof shingles, masonry compounds, and drywall. The process of preparing these products for installment would often involve cutting and sanding, which released asbestos dust in the air construction workers would breathe. According to a 2018 health and safety evaluation of construction workers, asbestos inhalation ranked the highest among fatal injuries occurring at construction sites.

The following are the occupational groups that were unavoidably exposed to asbestos by J.M. Turner & Company during the last century, as well as other categories of workers that were indirectly exposed to asbestos by this company:

Historically, masons would mix raw asbestos with compounds to make bricks, stones, and blocks. Subsequently, when cutting the bricks, asbestos dust would cloud the air. A study from 2020 found that removing materials containing asbestos such as bricks can result in asbestos dust concentrations that are over 1,000 times higher than the safe limit. Masonry workers were also creating asbestos dust by scraping up dry mortar and concrete that contained asbestos. The air concentration of asbestos would increase even more when workers were using power tools.

Thousands of J.M. Turner & Company 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

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of J.M. Turner & Company workers

The families of J.M. Turner & Company had a high risk of secondary asbestos exposure, as construction workers were not instructed to wear protective gear against inhaling and ingesting asbestos dust, and they were not required to change their clothes at the end of the day either. This happened because asbestos companies were striving to keep everyone in the dark about the health dangers of asbestos exposure. Consequently, when construction workers returned home, their wives and children would greet and hug them, which led to their family members breathing in toxic asbestos fibers. Over time, the number of carcinogenic fibers in their bodies would grow, increasing their risk of developing a serious disease.

If you have a family member who was employed at J.M. Turner & Company before the 1980s and are struggling with a disease that seems related to secondary asbestos exposure, we advise you to call our law firm, as you may be entitled to compensation. You just have to explain your situation and provide our legal experts with the employment records of your family member and your medical records so that our attorneys can assess your case. If they deem you eligible, they will start working on your claim, and you will eventually get the largest sum of money you are entitled to from the responsible company.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Because many victims of asbestos exposure fail to benefit from the financial compensation they deserve while they are alive, their family members have the option to file a wrongful death claim. This will help them obtain compensation on behalf of their departed loved one. The members of the family who have the right to file a wrongful death claim include parents, siblings, children, and spouses. Contrary to popular belief, filing a claim for asbestos exposure is not complicated, as the hard work will be carried out by your attorney.

If you want to file a wrongful death claim, you just have to get in touch with our legal team, explain your situation, and then send us the employment and medical records of your deceased family member and their death certificate. After our lawyers evaluate your case, they will let you know whether you qualify for filing a wrongful death claim. If you do, they will promptly begin working on it. In the end, you will benefit from the compensation you are entitled to on behalf of your lost family member.