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Kelly-Moore Paint Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The company was founded in 1946 in California as a paint manufacturer. Kelly-Moore grew in a relatively short time, and in 1967, the company bought Paco Textures Corporation, a producer of interior finishing materials. By 1984, Kelly-Moore Paint Company was already an enterprise, having over 80 stores across the country. In its Paco Textures product line, the company used asbestos as a fire retardant, thickener and filler. These products affected the lives of construction workers and homeowners alike.

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Specializing in the manufacturing of painting, texturizing, cementing, as well as filling drywall products, Kelly-Moore Paint Company has been one of the primary companies in their business ever since the beginning. Despite their nationwide success, they were yet another company which did not refrain from using asbestos, incorporating the hazardous mineral in their products from 1960 to 1978. The materials in the Paco Textures product line would contain up to 10% asbestos. As a result, over 48,000 lawsuits have been filed against Kelly-Moore Paint Company so far and the company was thereby required to pay out approximately $1.3 billion to former injured workers. People who were directly involved in the manufacturing of Kelly-Moore Paint Company products are obviously at highest risk at the moment, but the following occupational groups might have also been subjected to asbestos exposure by handling those materials: drywall tapers, construction workers, freight haulers, salespeople.

Are you struggling with a disease as a consequence of your employment at Kelly-Moore Paint Company? If you believe asbestos exposure is to blame for your diagnosis, we urge you to contact our lawyers as soon as possible. With over 25 years of experience in asbestos litigation, they will promptly evaluate your case and present you with the best approaches for your particular situation. We are fully committed to helping victims of asbestos exposure regardless of how complex their case might be, so you can rest assured that our legal team will make use of all their resources to obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to. It is important to keep in mind that asbestos cases have a statute of limitations which ranges between one and six years, depending on the state, so the sooner you take action, the higher your chances of recovering the money you deserve. Please give us a call today and we will promptly set up a consultation with one of our specialized attorneys.

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If You Have a Former Kelly-Moore Paint Company Employee in Your Family, You Might Have Been Secondarily Exposed to Asbestos


Nowadays, it is a well-known fact that asbestos exposure is very dangerous, being able to cause a broad range of serious and often fatal diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Very few companies in the U.S. employ this toxic mineral at the moment, opting for safe alternatives which will not threaten the health of workers and consumers. However, the situation has not always been the same. During the last century, asbestos exposure would commonly occur in the workplace and, to make matters worse, in the houses of employees as well. Since company executives were mainly preoccupied with their own financial gain, little to no attention was paid to industrial hygiene. This way, employees would return home at the end of their shift covered with asbestos dust, which, at the time, was not seen as more than “nuisance dust”. Unfortunately, secondary asbestos exposure took a heavy toll of numerous family members of Kelly-Moore Paint Company workers.

If you shared the same house with someone who was working at Kelly-Moore Paint Company while they were using asbestos, you are susceptible to developing a serious disease in the future. The health consequences of secondary asbestos exposure are the same as those of direct exposure, namely lung disease and various cancers. We advise you to keep a close eye on your health and undergo regular medical examinations to check the health of your lungs. In the regrettable event you already have a diagnosis related to asbestos exposure and a family member who was employed at Kelly-Moore Paint Company, please contact us at your earliest convenience. The lawyers at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. specialize in cases of asbestos exposure, having been assisting victims since 1990, and will be glad to evaluate your situation. You will recover the financial compensation you deserve for your injury, while the company will be held liable for their unethical behavior.