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.