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M.H. Detrick Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

M.H. Detrick was founded in 1925 and it went on to become one of the biggest manufacturers of refractory materials used in insulating furnaces, pipes, boilers, and ovens. Detrick’s products were designed to resist extremely high temperatures and using asbestos was seen as the perfect solution due to this mineral’s versatility and heat-resistant properties. But including this toxic mineral in the manufacturing process, M.H. Detrick risked the lives of the people working in its factories and of the ones working with insulation materials or around them.

Asbestos Screening

M.H. Detrick Company employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, M.H. Detrick Company made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Specializing in the manufacturing of refractory materials, M.H. Detrick Company has carried out over 30,000 projects throughout the world since it came into existence. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

As the majority of businesses in this industry, the company did not refrain from including asbestos in their products, a careless decision that put the lives of thousands of people in danger. The carcinogenic nature of asbestos has been formally recognized by numerous national and global health agencies hitherto and while short-term exposure may not entail a high risk of developing a disease, exposure in the workplace is the most menacing context in this regard. Once inside the body, asbestos fibers will cause increasingly severe inflammation, which might eventually give way to lung disease or various cancers. Some of the industries M.H. Detrick Company was catering to during the last century are those which made use of cement, steel, copper, aluminum, as well as container glass.

Thousands of M.H. Detrick Company 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 health threat to the families of M.H. Detrick Company employees


As they were preoccupied mainly with financial gain, the executives of M.H. Detrick Company were not giving much thought to industrial hygiene and the safety of their workers. Thereby, it should not come as a surprise that the employees who were handling asbestos were not required to change their clothes or shower at the end of the day, which only perpetuated the spread of asbestos fibers through the environment. It was mostly this way that toxic fibers would end up in non-industrial settings such as households. Unknowingly, people would carry asbestos fibers home, where their loved ones could subsequently inhale or ingest them. This is commonly known as secondary asbestos exposure and it is important to know that individuals who came to suffer from a disease as a consequence of it are also eligible for compensation.

The asbestos trust fund set up by M.H. Detrick Company in 2002, which currently has $3 million, provides victims of secondary asbestos exposure with the money they deserve for their injury. While you can apply for compensation on your own, the assistance of a lawyer will ensure you obtain the maximum sum of money you are entitled to, as the process is quite complex and challenging and may also take a long time to complete. Our attorneys have been assisting over 230,000 asbestos victims so far and are bound to achieve the optimal result for your case. Regardless of the severity of your diagnosis, we strongly encourage you to seek financial compensation. Please feel free to contact us and we will promptly put you in touch with one of our resourceful attorneys.

Legal help for victims of asbestos exposure and their family members

If you held down a job at M.H. Detrick Company between 1939 and 1964, you are susceptible to falling ill to a harrowing disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. Our medical specialists offer asbestos screenings free of charge to former M.H. Detrick Company workers, so please do not hesitate to send in your most recent chest X-ray and we will promptly let you know whether you should have a cause for concern. In the unfortunate event you already have a diagnosis stemming from occupational asbestos exposure, our lawyers, who have been handling asbestos cases since 1990, will gladly help you file a claim with the trust fund of your former employer. No longer able to compensate injured workers, M.H. Detrick Company was needed to seek bankruptcy protection in 1998, and today, their asbestos trust fund provides financial compensation to every worker whose health was affected by this toxic mineral.

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team.