Legacy Vulcan, LLC

Workers exposed to asbestos

Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the company is part of the Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying Industry. It was established in 1909, and it still operates today. Legacy Vulcan is a renowned company, as it has a whopping $1.32 billion in revenue. At the moment, the corporation has over 1,000 companies belonging to it and nearly 6,600 employees across all of the locations. Unfortunately, people who had a job at Legacy Vulcan have a very high risk of developing a terrible disease as a consequence of workplace asbestos exposure. Asbestos miners, as well as talc and vermiculite miners, are among the occupational groups with the highest risk of dying from diseases caused by asbestos exposure. If you were employed there and now have a disease stemming from asbestos exposure, you should contact us immediately, as we can efficiently help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your suffering.

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Legacy Vulcan, LLC employees exposed to asbestos

It is important to know that Legacy Vulcan was active in numerous other industries than mining, such as chemical and construction. The company was initially founded as a construction materials company. In 1939, Legacy Vulcan became a major supplier to the projects of Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the largest electricity providers. Furthermore, in 1957, the Chemicals Division was created as a result of the merger with Union Chemicals and Materials Corporation. In 1968, Legacy Vulcan was a world-class chlorinated organic chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana.

When it comes to asbestos exposure among miners, it is not difficult to imagine how it would occur, as these workers had to take asbestos ore from the earth by using various tools but no protective equipment against inhaling and ingesting toxic dust. They would nearly always be working in partially closed spaces, which made the issue of asbestos exposure even more severe, as the ventilation in the mines was almost nonexistent. Miners would have to spend most of their day looking for ore and drilling for it. To exacerbate the degree of exposure, these people were also exposed to asbestos products from machinery and equipment such as brake linings, gaskets, and heat panels.

These are the workers Legacy Vulcan exposed to asbestos during the last century:

As for the chemical workers who had a job in the facilities of Legacy Vulcan, they were mostly exposed to the mineral by using raw asbestos, protective gear such as gloves and aprons, equipment, and facilities. Some chemical plants would make asbestos products such as plastic molding compounds, which required employees to handle bags of raw asbestos fibers. Chemical plant workers would have to wear protective clothing made of asbestos to shield themselves against extreme heat and dangerous chemicals. They would also use asbestos blankets to put out any fires that occurred during the combustion of chemicals. Finally, because they were insulated with asbestos, incinerators, lab ovens, mixing machines, lab countertops, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels would be yet another source of asbestos exposure for chemical plant workers.

Thousands of Legacy Vulcan, LLC 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, a serious concern for the family members of Legacy Vulcan, LLC workers

As a very common occurrence in the families of workers such as those of Legacy Vulcan, secondary asbestos exposure would affect everyone in the house. Employees were not required to change their clothes at the end of the day, as asbestos companies were keeping them in the dark with regard to the dangers of asbestos exposure. Consequently, Legacy Vulcan workers would carry asbestos dust home on their clothes, which would sometimes be visible. When their wives laundered their clothes, they would unavoidably inhale and ingest asbestos fibers, while their children were exposed to asbestos when greeting their fathers.

If you are a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, we strongly advise you to contact our law firm, as we have been handling toxic exposure cases for over 25 years. To initiate the legal process, all you have to do is give us a phone call, explain your situation, and send us the employment records of your family member who worked for Legacy Vulcan and your medical records. Shortly after you send our legal team the documents, our lawyers will examine them and eventually tell you whether you are entitled to financial compensation. If you are, they will rapidly start preparing your claim, and following submission, you will obtain the best outcome if you choose to work with us.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

In the regrettable event that one of your family members passed away due to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim. The only condition is that your departed loved one must not have applied for compensation themselves. Filing a wrongful death claim is not as complicated as you have probably heard, as our legal team and our knowledgeable attorneys will take care of the most difficult matters on your behalf. You just have to call us, give us the most important details about your situation, and then send our legal experts the employment and medical records of your family member along with their death certificate.

Our lawyers will review your case as soon as possible, and they will inform you whether you qualify for filing your wrongful death claim. To do this, you must be the spouse, child, parent, or sibling of the asbestos victim. If we deem you eligible, our attorneys will begin preparing your claim for submission, and our legal experts will gather additional proof to support your claim from our large database. Eventually, you will benefit from the largest sum of money available for your circumstances, which you can use to cover costs such as past medical expenses and funeral expenses.