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Kaiser Gypsum Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The Kaiser Gypsum Company steamed from the mind of Henry J. Kaiser, an entrepreneur that entered the business field in 1923. From a sand and gravel plant, Kaiser ventured into shipbuilding and later into the housing industry. Due to the limited products like plaster and wallboards found on the market, in 1952, he founded the Kaiser Gypsum Company. After his retirement, the company was sold several times – in 1978 to Domtar and in 1996 to Georgia Pacific. The naturally occurring mineral known as asbestos was used by Kaiser in the company’s building supplies, even though Kaiser might have known the dangers of its toxicity as early as 1952.

Free of Charge Asbestos Screenings for Kaiser Gypsum Company Workers

Joint compound, a spreadable building material whose purpose is to cover the gaps between adjacent pieces of drywall, was perhaps the product Kaiser Gypsum Company was mostly renowned for. The product contained asbestos from 1953 to 1975 and was sold under multiple names, such as Kaiser Gypsum Dual Purpose Joint Compound and Kaiser Gypsum One-Day Joint Compound. Nevertheless, the company would manufacture other construction products as well during the last century, including cement and drywall. In the meantime, Kaiser Aluminum was producing metal for various industries. Besides the individuals who directly partook in the manufacturing of toxic materials, the following occupational groups were also at risk for asbestos exposure: construction workers, drywall tapers, hardware store employees, masons, supervisors, hod carriers.

If you held down a job at Kaiser Gypsum Company while they were using asbestos, you are now susceptible to developing serious diseases, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. While lung disease is nowhere near the only health problem asbestos exposure is responsible for, it is certainly the most widespread. For this reason, the medical specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. offer asbestos screenings free of charge to former Kaiser Gypsum Company employees who inhaled or ingested this carcinogenic agent on the job. The only document you need to send in is your most recent chest X-ray, which our experts will carefully examine. Subsequently, you will be told whether you have asbestos fibers in your lungs, as well as the extent to which they might have damaged your organs.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

If Someone in Your Family Was Employed at Kaiser Gypsum Company, You Might Have Also Been Exposed to Asbestos

Secondary asbestos exposure, also known as domestic exposure, takes place when one breathes in or swallows asbestos fibers without being nearby the source of pollution. Unfortunately, it was a very common occurrence among the families of Kaiser Gypsum Company workers during the second half of the last century, as executives were not very preoccupied with the safety of workers, to say the least. Thus, the small asbestos fibers employees were surrounded by in the facilities they worked would linger on their clothes, which they were not required to change before returning home. While women would usually come in contact with asbestos when laundering their husbands’ work clothes, children would inhale toxic fibers upon greeting their fathers. Since handling asbestos was a regular task at Kaiser Gypsum Company, it would not take long before carcinogenic fibers accumulated in the bodies of family members.

Today, 10% of asbestos victims have never touched the mineral themselves. It is important to know that, if you were subjected to secondary exposure and have subsequently developed a disease which is associated with it, you have the legal right to seek financial compensation for your injury. A lawyer with vast experience in asbestos cases will be of invaluable help in this regard, as they have the necessary resources and knowledge to assist you, as well as a well-trained, professional legal team who can speed up the process considerably. Our law firm has been dealing with asbestos cases since 1990 and has recovered more than $1.5 billion for clients whose health was compromised by exposure. Regardless of the circumstances of your exposure, we strongly advise you to contact us and we will strive to obtain the most satisfactory results for your case.