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Workers Exposed to Asbestos

In 1901, a merger took place between H.W. Johns Manufacturing Company and Manville Covering Company. The merger marked the start of a new establishment – Johns-Manville Corporation. The products manufactured ranged from roofing and insulation to acoustical products and cement. In 1959, Johns-Manville started to produce fiberglass, and in 1972, it became a leading manufacturer of cement and PVC pipes. From its start, the Johns-Manville Corporation used asbestos in manufacturing its products up until 1985. Along with producing asbestos-containing materials, the company also supplied raw asbestos fibers.

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Johns-Manville employees exposed to asbestos

As a major manufacturer of asbestos construction products, Johns-Manville is without a doubt one of the most notorious companies which carelessly employed the hazardous mineral for their wide range of building materials. Over 600,000 claims have been filed against it by injured workers and family members so far, and the company was also the first to set up a trust fund in the U.S. Since 1988, the asbestos trust fund of Johns-Manville has paid out tremendous amounts of money to victims of exposure and still has approximately $2.5 billion for future claimants. Considering the broad variety of building products the company manufactured for the better part of the last century, these are some of the occupational groups at risk for developing a serious disease, in addition to workers who directly partook in the production of these materials: insulators, electricians, construction workers, pipefitters, roofers, boiler workers, drywall installers, furnace workers, carpenters, shipyard workers, textile workers.

However, veterans may have also been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Johns-Manville, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to refractory materials, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Johns-Manville during the last century.

Thousands of Johns-Manville 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 victims are also eligible for financial compensation from the Johns-Manville asbestos settlement trust

Inhabiting the same house as a Johns-Manville worker during the last century implied a high risk of exposure to carcinogenic fibers. Since people who handled asbestos directly in the facilities operated by the company throughout the country were not required to change their clothes when their shift ended, toxic fibers would inevitably wind up in the households of workers. This way, whoever was sharing the living space with the person in question would unwittingly breathe in or swallow asbestos fibers, which could later cause terrible damage to their internal organs. While the chances of developing a disease as a result of secondary exposure are lower than when direct contact with asbestos is involved, the risk is still considerable. It is estimated that up to 10% of those who now struggle with asbestos diseases underwent secondary exposure.

With over 25 years of experience in asbestos litigation, our lawyers also provide assistance to victims of secondary exposure, who can easily recover fair compensation for their injuries by filing a claim with the trust fund of the company. After your first consultation, during which your case will be carefully evaluated, our attorneys and their legal team will begin gathering evidence to support your claim and then submit it to the Johns-Manville asbestos trust fund. Our law firm specializes in toxic exposure cases, so we strongly believe we are the most competent professionals to help you obtain the money you are entitled to. For more information, please contact us and we will eagerly answer any questions you might have.

Legal assistance for victims of asbestos-exposure

Did you work for Johns-Manville before the 1970s and are now struggling with a disease like pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer? If so, our attorneys – who have been pursuing compensation for asbestos victims for the past three decades – are here to assist you with taking legal action against your former employer. All you need to bring is proof of your employment and diagnosis. Your lawyer and their team will subsequently begin working on your case and conduct thorough research to discover additional evidence for your asbestos claim. Depending on the number of claims the asbestos trust fund has to process, you will receive compensation within six months to one year. It is crucial to contact a legal professional specialized in asbestos cases as soon as you have a formal diagnosis, as there is a statute of limitations that will prevent you from recovering the money you deserve if it expires. Contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. today and benefit from superior legal assistance!