National Service Industries Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

National Service Industries Inc. was established in 1928 and was initially named National Linen Service Corporation, as it was specializing in manufacturing towels in particular. Subsequently, it expanded and began producing other textiles, including clothing. In 2002, it had a sale of approximately $532 million. The company has over 7,000 employees at the moment. Today, National Service Industries Inc. focuses on textile rental and envelope manufacturing. The company serves over 45,000 customers in the healthcare, dining, and lodging markets. However, National Service Industries Inc. has a dark history, as the company used to employ asbestos, to which workers were inevitably exposed. If you worked for this company and developed a disease related to asbestos exposure, you should reach out to our attorneys, as they can help you recover compensation.

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National Service Industries Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

Unfortunately, people who had a job in the textile industry have a very high risk of struggling with a disease as a consequence of frequent and significant occupational asbestos exposure. National Service Industries Inc. was no different, as the company exposed thousands of people to asbestos between the 1920s and the 1980s. The reason why textile workers are very susceptible to developing a disease stemming from asbestos exposure is that they had to handle asbestos fibers directly without wearing any protective equipment such as respirators.

Textile workers would have to move asbestos from the storage area in the mill, where they would mix it with cotton. Subsequently, it was piled, meaning that cotton and asbestos were arranged in alternating layers on the floor. The layers would be fed to a picker machine. Afterward, carding took place, which was the placement of asbestos and cotton fibers in parallel rows. Then, the asbestos cards were spun into yarn and wound around spools. It goes without saying that these processes would release tremendous amounts of airborne toxic fibers in the air, which workers would breathe in and swallow.

Lastly, it is important to note that textile workers would also be exposed to asbestos from the building materials and insulation that were present in the industrial spaces they would carry out their tasks in, although to a lesser extent than from their job per se. The following are the occupational groups that were exposed to asbestos at National Service Industries Inc.:

It is essential to know that if you have a diagnosis related to occupational asbestos exposure, our law firm will file a claim with the asbestos trust fund of this company. According to the latest information from the company, if you have mesothelioma, you will receive approximately $160,000, if you have another type of cancer, you will get $25,000, and if you struggle with a benign pleural disease such as asbestosis, you will receive $3,500. However, by virtue of their experience and resources, our lawyers may be able to obtain a larger sum of money for you.

Thousands of National Service Industries Inc. 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 Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of National Service Industries workers

If you lived in the same house as a National Service Industries Inc. employee before 1980, you most likely experienced secondary asbestos exposure. Since workers were neither provided with protective equipment on the job nor required to change their clothes at the end of their shift, they would unavoidably carry asbestos fibers in the house. By greeting the employee and by laundering his work clothes, secondary asbestos exposure was bound to occur by his children or wife inhaling or ingesting the airborne toxic fibers.

In the regrettable case that you developed a disease as a result of secondary asbestos exposure, we recommend you to get in touch with our law firm as well, as we will be able to obtain compensation for you since you are also a victim of asbestos exposure. We will only need the employment records of your family member and your medical records, whereas the remaining documents will be quickly handled by our legal team. Our attorneys will file a claim with National Service Industries Inc., and it will eventually result in the greatest compensation available for your diagnosis.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Sadly, many victims of asbestos exposure refuse or fail to file a claim for toxic exposure while they are alive, either because they pass away shortly after diagnosis or because they fear a long and intricate legal process. Nevertheless, there is a way for the surviving family members to obtain compensation on behalf of their deceased loved one, namely by filing a wrongful death claim. They can do this only if the asbestos worker died of a disease related to occupational asbestos exposure.

With nearly 3 decades of professional experience, our attorneys and legal team will provide you with the help you need to file a wrongful death claim. All you have to do is give our law firm a call, explain your situation, and send our legal experts the employment records and the medical records of your deceased family member, as well as their death certificate. If we establish that you qualify for filing a claim, we will begin preparing it, and several months after submission, you will receive your compensation.