Pearson Roofing and Siding

Workers exposed to asbestos

Pearson Roofing and Siding was founded in the late 1950s in Danville, Illinois. As the name suggests, it specializes in providing two construction services, roofing, and siding. The company would not have been established if it had not been for the skills of Kenneth Pearson, which were acquired while he served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy. In 1990, the founder of the company had to leave but left the business in the hands of his son, Stacy Pearson. Shortly after, the name of the company became Roofing by Stacy Pearson. Since 1986, Pearson Roofing and Siding has sold and supervised the installation of over 12,000 roofs throughout Austin, Texas. Sadly, people who had a job at this company before the 1980s were exposed to asbestos, as the mineral was crucial in the construction industry. Therefore, if you were employed at Pearson Roofing and Siding and now struggle with a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, you should reach out to our legal team, as you are most likely entitled to compensation from the company.

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Pearson Roofing and Siding employees exposed to asbestos

The most common way roofers would be exposed to asbestos during the last century was by adding toxic mineral fibers to shingles and tiles, which clouded the air with harmful dust. Since they were not instructed to wear any protective equipment, roofers would inevitably breathe in and swallow asbestos fibers regularly. Ironically, asbestos was part of roofing products to make them safer. Whether they were working on flat roofs at industrial and commercial sites or pitched roofs at residential locations, roofers were often exposed to asbestos during installation, repair, and tear-outs.

Roofers would frequently spray asphalt cutback that contained asbestos or asphalt emulsions on finished roofs. They also tore up old asbestos roof flashings to be able to install new ones. Numerous asbestos roof products were endangering the health of roofers, such as roof shingles, tar paper, and underlayment. When roofers cut or shaped these building materials before laying them, they exposed themselves and other construction workers on the site to asbestos. The following are the categories of workers Pearson Roofing and Siding exposed to asbestos during the last century, whether directly or indirectly:

When it comes to siding, the risks of workers concerning asbestos exposure were mostly the same, as they had to cut the material to fit perfectly in the wall. This process would create dust that would pollute the air construction workers in charge of installing siding would inhale. Nowadays, remodelers and demolition workers are also at risk of asbestos exposure, as roofing and siding become brittle over the years, posing a health threat that is even greater than when the materials were new. Nevertheless, the majority of companies instruct these workers to wear appropriate safety equipment when removing asbestos, so their risk is usually minimal.

Thousands of Pearson Roofing and Siding 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 Pearson Roofing and Siding workers

Living in the same house as a Pearson Roofing and Siding worker during the last century would entail a significant risk of secondary asbestos exposure. Because asbestos companies were keeping people in the dark with regard to the negative health consequences of asbestos exposure, construction workers like roofers were not wearing protective equipment on the job and would not change their clothes at the end of the day either. This led to carrying asbestos fibers on their clothes, shoes, hair, and skin home, thereby exposing their family members. Their wives would inhale asbestos when laundering their work clothes, whereas their children would come in contact with asbestos when greeting their fathers.

If you had a Pearson Roofing and Siding employee in your family and developed a disease that seems related to asbestos exposure, we encourage you to give us a call, as you may be entitled to financial compensation. To start the legal process of filing a claim for secondary asbestos exposure, you just have to explain your situation to the best of your ability to our legal team and to send our experts the employment records of your family member and your medical records. Our resourceful attorneys will review your case, and if you qualify, they will begin working on your claim. Eventually, you will benefit from the largest sum of money available for your diagnosis from the liable company.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Regrettably, numerous asbestos exposure victims refuse or fail to seek the financial compensation they deserve from their former employers, as they either pass away suddenly after they are diagnosed or fear a never-ending legal process. If you lost a family member to a disease caused by workplace asbestos exposure who had been employed at Pearson Roofing, you can file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation on their behalf. While the sum of money you will get will not be as large as the one your departed loved one would have received, it will still help you with costs such as the funeral expenses and the past medical expenses of your family member.

If you decided to file a wrongful death claim, you will only have to give our law firm a phone call, explain your situation in detail, and send our legal team the employment and medical records of your family member and their death certificate. Our lawyers will carefully review your case and will eventually let you know whether you can file a wrongful death claim. If you can, they will promptly start working on it while our legal experts search for additional evidence to support your claim. In the end, you will benefit from the compensation you are entitled to on behalf of your lost family member.