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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.

Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, Highly Prevalent Among Former J.T. Thorpe Employees

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 the 1970s, 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. Unfortunately, because the diseases occupational asbestos exposure can cause have a latency period of up to 50 years, the risk of illness is permanent.

Did you work for J.T. Thorpe during the last century? If so, we strongly advise you to undergo a screening, as toxic asbestos fibers inevitably made their way into your lungs. The specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. offer screenings to asbestos workers free of charge in the hope of promoting early diagnosis, which is vital for a favorable prognosis. Send us your most recent chest X-ray and our medical professionals will promptly let you know whether asbestos has damaged your lungs, as well as whether there are incipient signs of pulmonary disease.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

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.

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Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

100,000 Scheduled
not applicable Average
not applicable Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure N/A
Occupational Exposure N/A