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 types of machinery that required fireproofing materials and insulation were the most affected by NARCO’s asbestos-containing products.

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NARCO employees exposed to asbestos

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.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of asbestos exposure are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for NARCO employees.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of NARCO workers

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.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

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. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.