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National Gypsum Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

In 1925, National Gypsum was founded and it introduced the world to a new type of wallboard - lighter and stronger. In short time, the company grew beyond expectations acquiring different other companies and gaining access to different gypsum mines. By purchasing other companies, they expanded their product line, in some cases, with asbestos containing products and materials. They eventually stopped using asbestos by the year 1970, but, until then, their products affected the people working in the construction industry that inevitably interacted with these.

Former National Gypsum Company Workers, Highly Susceptible to Lung Disease and Cancer

Specializing in manufacturing a broad range of building materials, National Gypsum Company was one of the most renowned companies in the industry during the last century. Undoubtedly, their most popular construction product was the Gold Bond wallboard, a very innovative building material at the time by virtue of its unprecedented lightness and flexibility. Besides people who were directly involved in the manufacturing of these products, the health of the following occupational groups was also at stake: drywall tapers, acoustical workers, sheetrock hangers, plasterers. The building materials of National Gypsum Company are still present in residential, commercial, as well as industrial structures across the country.

As was the case of approximately one hundred other businesses using asbestos, National Gypsum Company was forced to file for bankruptcy protection in 1990 due to their inability to compensate all former workers who fell ill to asbestos-related diseases. In 2002, their asbestos trust fund was set up, which still provides asbestos victims who were employed at the company with the financial compensation they deserve. At the moment, National Gypsum Company has nearly $350 million in their asbestos trust fund. If you came to suffer from a disease like asbestosis or lung cancer as a consequence of working at National Gypsum Company, please contact our lawyers and they will promptly evaluate your case. With over 25 years of pursuing compensation for asbestos victims, we are positive our law firm is the most suitable to handle your case.

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Have You Inhabited the Same House as a National Gypsum Company Worker Before 1970? If So, Your Health Might Also Be in Danger

Willing to make financial profit at any cost, asbestos companies decided to exploit their workers by hiding the disastrous consequences asbestos exposure could have on their health. Company executives, including those at National Gypsum Company, went to incredible lengths to distort the result of reputable medical studies and cover up the number of employees who were getting sick from regularly inhaling asbestos dust. Given the circumstances, it should not come as a surprise that they were not preoccupied at all with the safety of workers. Accordingly, people who handled asbestos were not provided with protective equipment to wear on the job and they were not required to change their clothes at the end of their shift either. This is how asbestos fibers made their way in the houses of workers, endangering the health of their families.

Secondary asbestos exposure, which occurs when one breathes in or swallows toxic fibers without being in direct contact with the source, has become responsible for nearly 10% of asbestos-related deaths within the past three decades and new victims still emerge every year. If you shared a living space with a family member who worked at National Gypsum Company before 1970 and have a diagnosis of lung cancer or any other disease correlated with asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to take legal action at your earliest convenience. A lawyer specialized in asbestos cases will provide you with the assistance you need to recover fair compensation for your injury. Because it is also the asbestos trust fund of the company which pays out money to victims of secondary asbestos exposure, the legal process will be completed significantly faster than a regular lawsuit and will not require litigation. For more information, feel free to give us a call.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

22,500 Scheduled
45,000 Average
180,000 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