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Workers Exposed to Asbestos

One of the country’s biggest manufacturers of refractory materials was the American Refractories Company, founded in 1929. From 1979 to 1986, NARCO was owned by Honeywell, a period when this company sold its refractory materials to steel factories and plants. Between 1961 and 1980, North American Refractories Company made use of asbestos in the making of their refractory products. The people working with furnaces and other machineries that required fireproofing materials and insulation were the most affected by NARCO’s asbestos-containing products.

Our Medical Experts Offer Asbestos Screenings to Former NARCO Workers

NARCO was without a doubt one of the leading manufacturers of asbestos-containing refractory materials during the second half of the 20th century, being also renowned for producing ceramics, brake pads, furnace fittings, and coating installations. However, the company’s relentless employment of asbestos, along with lack of appropriate safety practices – which could have at least minimized exposure – has led to over 300,000 former employees claiming financial compensation for the terrible diseases they developed as a consequence of NARCO’s negligence.

Since there is usually a delay of 10 to 50 years between asbestos exposure and the onset of a disease, people who worked at this company before 1980 are still susceptible to lung cancer, asbestosis, as well as to many other life-threatening illnesses. If you are a former NARCO employee, keeping a close eye on your health is imperative to avoid having a potential disease found when it is too severe. Timely detection is of tremendous importance for your prognosis, as asbestos-related diseases tend to progress very rapidly, becoming less and less responsive to treatment. Whether you experience symptoms or not, we encourage you to contact our specialists, who will provide you with a reliable asbestos screening free of charge.

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If You Have a Family Member Who Worked at NARCO, You Might Have Been Exposed to Asbestos Too

Secondary asbestos exposure was highly prevalent among the families of NARCO employees, as workers would often bring asbestos fibers in the house on their clothes, as well as on their skin and hair. There are multiple ways via which indirect exposure could have occurred, such as by shaking out and laundering asbestos-laden work clothes, in the case of women, or by greeting the person upon returning home, in the case of children. Over 10% of the people who struggle with mesothelioma developed it as a result of secondary asbestos exposure. Therefore, if you inhabited the same place as a NARCO employee, your health might now be at stake, since it takes between 10 and 50 years for a disease to occur when it comes to asbestos exposure.

If you were affected by secondary asbestos exposure, our highly experienced lawyers, whose primary area of practice is asbestos litigation, will gladly help you recover the compensation you deserve from NARCO’s asbestos trust fund. Whether your diagnosis is a non-malignant disease like pulmonary fibrosis or a form of cancer, Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will provide you with quality legal assistance.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

75,000 Scheduled
200,000 Average
1,000,000 Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure prior to 19831 day
Occupational Exposure