In 1967, by being purchased by Glenn W. Bailey, Keene became the corporation that is known today. From a heat-sealed plastic packaging producing company, Keene extended its product line to fireproofing and industrial materials. By acquiring other companies, specifically insulation facilities, Keene sold and distributed products contaminated with asbestos. This mineral was used in the manufacturing of Keene’s insulation products until the year 1972.
Initially, a manufacturer of heat-sealed plastic packaging, Keene Corporation rapidly began producing a wide range of building materials after 1967, all of which contained asbestos. Unlike the majority of asbestos companies, the executive was unaware of the dire health consequences of asbestos exposure. From 1971 onwards, thousands of lawsuits kept piling up against Keene Corporation, which found itself unable to pay out compensation to each injured worker. After a change in the leadership of the company, Keene Corporation sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1993, and in 1996, a trust fund was created to provide money to individuals whose health was affected by occupational asbestos exposure. To this day, the asbestos trust fund continues paying out financial compensation to anyone harmed by the products of Keene Corporation.
The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at Keene Corporation or with their products are:
Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for Keene Corporation employees.
Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim
If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.
If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.
Lung disease, a serious concern for the family members of former Keene Corporation workers
Although most people who suffer the harrowing effects of asbestos exposure came in contact with the mineral in the workplace, a minority of approximately 10% of asbestos victims encountered it in their own homes. Lack of adequate industrial hygiene was to blame for these tragic occurrences, as people who handled asbestos on the job were not required to change clothes or shower before returning home to their families. Consequently, millions of individuals were indirectly exposed to asbestos in non-occupational settings. Exposure to asbestos entails a health danger regardless of the context in which it takes place, so people who come in contact with the mineral in their households can develop the same diseases as those who inhale or ingest toxic fibers in the workplace.
Sharing the same house with someone who was handling asbestos on the job now places you at risk for receiving a diagnosis of lung disease in the near future. From mild pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and asbestosis to devastating illnesses such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, you are susceptible to falling ill if you underwent secondary asbestos exposure. Because these diseases have a long latency period, one can ensue at any time, so the risk never diminishes. Our specialized attorneys provide quality legal assistance to secondary asbestos exposure victims as well. Therefore, if you lived with a Keene Corporation worker and struggle with a debilitating diagnosis, we strongly advise you to contact us as soon as possible. We will quickly help you recover the compensation you deserve from the company’s asbestos trust fund, a process that requires no litigation.
Legal assistance in asbestos exposure cases for former Keene Corporation employees and family members
Up until the 80s, asbestos was used in many industries, consequently exposing millions of workers to serious health issues. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease after handling asbestos or products containing it, you may be eligible to file a claim. You will need to initiate the legal process as soon as possible, as these claims usually have a statute of limitations.
Our legal team will evaluate your case and check whether or not you are eligible for filing a claim. We will handle all the paperwork necessary in order to ensure you receive the maximum compensation. In over 20 years of working with asbestos cases, we have been successful in recovering compensation of over $1.4 billion for asbestos victims and we work our hardest to ensure that our clients receive the rightful amount. Contact us for any further information you might need regarding the process and we will gladly help you.
Asbestos products workers at Keene Corporation would manufacture or encounter
The products manufactured by Keene Corporation were used by numerous industries during the last century. As a result, former industrial workers are now at high risk of developing a disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products made by Keene Corporation. The following are the products manufactured by Keene Corporation before 1980.
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