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Kaiser Aluminum

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

In 1946, Kaiser Aluminum was founded as an aluminum refining and product manufacturing company. With the passing of time, the company expanded its activity to mining and distributing aluminum, followed by the production of materials used in shipbuilding and construction. From the 1950s to the late 1970s, the company manufactured products containing asbestos mainly for the military and the construction industry, affecting veterans and tradesmen.

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Over 100,000 Asbestos Claims Have Been Filed Against Kaiser Aluminum Since 1980

As one of the most infamous companies employing asbestos during the last century, Kaiser Aluminum would cater to the construction, aerospace, engineering, and automotive industries, as well as to the military. The conglomerate eventually came to operate 10 different facilities in the U.S. and one in Canada. Considering the outstanding success Kaiser Aluminum was enjoying, it is perhaps not surprising that, after being exposed to asbestos daily for years in a row, thousands of former workers have recently come to struggle with terrible diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. People who were employed at the company between 1959 and 1977 are at highest risk in this respect.

If you are a former Kaiser Aluminum worker who suffers from a disease which might be related to asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact our lawyers. With nearly 30 years of professional experience, they specialize in cases involving occupational asbestos exposure and will provide you with superior legal assistance. Due to the large number of lawsuits the company was receiving from injured employees after 1980, it was needed to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2002. Four years later, Kaiser Aluminum established a trust fund, which currently has approximately $1.2 billion set aside for people injured by their products. Our resourceful attorneys will help you recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to from their asbestos trust fund, a simple legal process which requires no litigation.

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Because asbestos companies were severely lacking when it came to industrial hygiene and safety, secondary exposure would often take place in the homes of employees. As workers did not have to change or shower at the end of the day, their family members would unknowingly inhale toxic fibers from their clothes, which were usually laden with asbestos dust. While not everyone who had undergone secondary asbestos exposure developed a disease, numerous people did and new cases still emerge annually throughout the U.S. Regardless of the route of exposure, asbestos is highly dangerous to human health. Once fibers reach the inside of the body, they gradually cause inflammation and scarring to the organ they attach themselves to, which may eventually result in a disease.

Have you shared the same house with a Kaiser Aluminum worker and are now struggling with a disease such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, or lung cancer? If you suspect secondary asbestos exposure is at fault for your illness, do not hesitate to contact our experienced attorneys, who will promptly evaluate your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve. Victims of secondary exposure can also claim money for their injury from the asbestos trust fund set up by the company. For additional information, please feel free to give us a call and we will gladly answer all your questions.

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Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

70,000 Scheduled
104,000 Average
380,000 Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam
Pathology

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure prior to 19831 day
Occupational Exposure prior to 19831 day