Mississippi Chemical Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

Originally created as a farmers' cooperative, Mississippi Chemical Corporation subsequently became a multi-million-dollar public corporation traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The company was founded in 1948 and specialized in the manufacturing of nitrogenous fertilizer, phosphatic fertilizer, industrial gas, and other basic inorganic chemicals. As the name implies, it is located in Yazoo City, Mississippi. The most important subsidiaries of the company are MissChem Nitrogen, Triad Nitrogen, Mississippi Potash, and Mississippi Phosphates Corporation. Unfortunately, the company is responsible for having exposed workers to significant levels of asbestos during the last century. For this reason, if you were employed at Mississippi Chemical Corporation before 1980 and have received a diagnosis that may be linked to asbestos exposure, you should call us, as you may be eligible for compensation.

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Mississippi Chemical Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

Because chemical plants are industrial processing facilities where chemicals are blended and manufactured, they involve high temperatures to produce the chemicals. Asbestos is highly resistant to extreme heat, as well as to various chemicals and to chemical corrosion, which is why it was extensively used in chemical plants during the last century. Mississippi Chemical Corporation specializes in the manufacturing of fertilizers, but there are so many other products in which chemicals play a crucial role, such as soap, pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, and synthetic rubber. Regardless of what the chemical plant would make before 1980, asbestos was always present.

These were the workers who had the highest risk of asbestos exposure in the chemical plants of Mississippi Chemical Corporation:

To make matters worse, asbestos would also be present in the very protective gear chemical plant employees had to wear when working with hot components, machinery, and equipment, such as gloves, face masks, and aprons. It was also woven in blankets and cloth, both of which were used to handle or to insulate objects that were prone to reaching extreme temperatures. Asbestos was used to make laboratory countertops that were resistant to heat and chemical reactions, and it was found in laboratory ovens as a liner and insulation. Lastly, huge asbestos packing was employed to pack the joints in the incinerators used to manufacture nitric acid, and installing it would lead to asbestos exposure.

Thousands of Mississippi Chemical Corporation 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 families of Mississippi Chemical Corporation workers

Sadly, the family members of chemical workers were at risk of secondary asbestos exposure during the last century, as the employees would often bring home toxic fibers on their clothes, shoes, hair, and skin. Because major companies were striving to hide the negative health effects of asbestos exposure, people who handled the mineral on the job did not have to wear protective equipment against inhaling and ingesting asbestos fibers. They were not required to change their work clothes when their shift ended either. As a result, their wives would usually be exposed to asbestos when washing their work clothes, while their children would breathe in and swallow asbestos fibers when greeting their fathers upon returning home.

If you lived with a Mississippi Chemical Corporation worker in the same house and have recently been diagnosed with a disease that has a link to asbestos exposure, you should contact our law firm, as we have what it takes to help you file a claim to recover the financial compensation you deserve for your distress. The first step is to call us, explain your situation, and send basic documents to our legal experts. If we find that you are entitled to compensation, our attorneys will promptly begin working on your claim, and you will eventually get the sum of money you are entitled to from the liable company. However, you should remember that there is a statute of limitations, so you should take action as soon as you receive your diagnosis.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

In many cases, victims of occupational asbestos exposure refuse or fail to seek compensation while they are alive, whether because they pass away soon after they receive their diagnosis or because they believe that the legal process will be too complex and time-consuming. If you lost a loved one to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure and they had not filed a claim during their life, you can opt to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. It will result in a significant sum of money that you can use to cover up costs such as their funeral expenses.

If you decide to file a wrongful death claim, you will first have to call our legal team, explain your situation, and subsequently send us the employment and medical records of your departed family member and their death certificate. We will review your case, and if we deem you eligible to file the claim, our lawyers will quickly start preparing it for submission. The legal process will entail minimal participation on your part, which will allow you to take care of more urgent matters. Eventually, you will benefit from the compensation you are entitled to on behalf of your deceased loved one.