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J.T. Thorpe

Workers exposed to asbestos

J.T. Thorpe is a manufacturer of refractory materials and other insulating materials. While it did not itself make asbestos products, it did use them heavily and therefore exposed workers to the dangerous mineral. After numerous lawsuits, J.T. Thorpe filed for bankruptcy in 2002 and established an asbestos trust fund for its victims.

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J.T. Thorpe employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, J.T. Thorpe 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. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Since 1906, J.T. Thorpe has been producing refractory materials such as wiring insulation and cloth, as well as performing refractory work, initially across California, and ultimately gaining the reputation of a premier business. However, until well into 1970, the company made use of asbestos – a known human carcinogen – for their products, which put the health of thousands of workers at stake. As a result, numerous people who held down a job at J.T. Thorpe are now struggling with harrowing diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, which often end up claiming their lives.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred through this company are:

Unfortunately, because the diseases occupational asbestos exposure can cause have a latency period of up to 50 years, the risk of illness is permanent.

Thousands of J.T. Thorpe 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 is a serious risk for the family members of J.T. Thorpe workers


People who lived under the same roof as a J.T. Thorpe worker during the last century, especially for a long period of time, also have a considerable risk of developing a disease. As fibers of asbestos are microscopic, they could have easily been brought home by workers on their clothes, as well as in their hair and on their skin. A common scenario of secondary asbestos exposure would involve children greeting their father upon returning home from work and wives laundering the clothes their husbands wore on the job. While the probability of being afflicted with a disease as a result of indirect asbestos exposure is lower, numerous women and young adults who have never handled asbestos themselves come to suffer from terrible diseases every year in the U.S.

The victims of secondary asbestos exposure have the right to take legal action as well. If you have a diagnosis such as lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, or mesothelioma and also have a family member who used to work at J.T. Thorpe, please contact our lawyers to recover the financial compensation you deserve. With asbestos trust funds as the primary source of compensation nowadays, the legal process is incomparably faster than standard litigation and our legal team will efficiently take care of the necessary paperwork for you.

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.