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Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison

Workers exposed to asbestos

Keasbey & Mattison started to use asbestos to make insulation in the late 19th century, and early in the 20th century, it became a leader in asbestos products. It went through several acquisition procedures but continued the asbestos products line for a few more decades, which eventually meant Nicolet inherited Keasbey & Mattison’s liability in over 50,000 asbestos cases.

Asbestos Screening

Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Initially a pharmaceutical company, Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison shifted the focus of their business when Dr. Richard Mattison discovered that combining the laxative known as milk of magnesia with asbestos resulted in a suitable material for pipe insulation. From then on, the company began manufacturing a wide range of asbestos products, including paper, roof coating, yarn, as well as automotive components. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

Soon, Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison became one of the leading producers of asbestos textiles in the U.S. Besides the people directly involved in the manufacturing process, the following groups of workers might have also handled Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison’s hazardous products: carpenters, plumbers, construction workers, insulators, electricians, interior decorators, roofers. As of 1987, the company was sued by over 50,000 asbestos victims. No longer able to compensate injured workers, they filed for bankruptcy protection and in 2006, their asbestos trust fund emerged, which now has approximately $2.11 million.

Thousands of Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison 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 Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

The family members of Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison employees are prone to serious diseases as well


Occurring when a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers in non-occupational settings, such as in their house, secondary exposure was very common during the last century among the families of asbestos workers. As employees were rarely provided with adequate protective equipment to safely perform their job or required to change before leaving the facility, they would end up carrying asbestos fibers on their clothes home. Their wives would usually breathe in carcinogenic fibers while doing the laundry, whereas their children would inhale asbestos when greeting their fathers. Moreover, if the worker did not change their clothes as soon as arriving home, asbestos fibers could stick to the furniture covered with fabric, such as couches and armchairs, which only perpetuated exposure.

It is important to know that victims of secondary asbestos exposure qualify for compensation from the Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison trust fund, too. Therefore, if you lived under the same roof as someone who worked for this company while it was using asbestos and now have a diagnosis related to exposure, you can file a claim and receive financial compensation for your injury. We highly recommend you to hire a lawyer with relevant experience in handling asbestos exposure cases, as – by virtue of their specialized knowledge, resources, and ability to choose the best type of claim submission for your situation – they will ensure you benefit from the largest sum of money possible. Our attorneys have been pursuing compensation for asbestos victims since 1990 and have helped over 230,000 injured people. For quality legal assistance, please contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will strive to achieve the most satisfactory outcome for you.

Victims of asbestos exposure are entitled to compensation

Everyone who was employed at Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison is prone to developing terrible diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer. Since medical professionals often fail to timely detect these diseases due to lack of symptoms, the specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. offer asbestos screenings free of charge to individuals who worked at Nicolet Keasbey & Mattison while it was using the toxic mineral. If you have a history of asbestos exposure, it is recommended to undergo a screening annually so as to avoid tardy diagnosis. To benefit from our services, all you need to do is provide us with your most recent chest X-ray, which our experts will thoroughly examine. In the unfortunate event it turns out you have a disease, our lawyers will assist you with filing a claim with the trust fund of your former employer to recover financial compensation.