Plibrico Jointless Firebrick Co.

Workers exposed to asbestos

The company was established in 1914 under the name Pliable Brick Company. The main activities of Plibrico were manufacturing, selling and distributing refractory materials along with providing engineering and technical support services. For their products used in insulation, Plibrico needed to obtain materials with heat-resistant properties. One such material was asbestos, a poisonous mineral used at that time for its versatility and low cost.

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Plibrico Company employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Plibrico Company 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. Currently headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Plibrico Company is a manufacturer of refractory products and pliable brick materials which – as numerous other businesses at the time – did not refrain from using asbestos during the last century. Between the 1950s and the 1970s, the company incorporated asbestos in their products to increase the quality and lifespan of the materials despite being aware of the disastrous health consequences exposure could have on workers. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

Two of the most popular products of Plibrico Company were Pilcast LWI-24G and Pilcast Airlite. Due to the overwhelming number of lawsuits filed against it, the company was needed to seek bankruptcy protection in 2002 and four years later, Plibrico Company set up a trust fund for the victims of occupational asbestos exposure. At the moment, there is over $200 million in the Plibrico Company asbestos trust fund.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

The family members of Plibrico Company employees are susceptible to lung disease too

When it came to industrial hygiene, asbestos companies were terribly lacking, as executives valued their own financial gain over the health of their employees. Accordingly, workers were not provided with adequate equipment to wear on the job and they were not required to change clothes before returning home to their families either. This prompted secondary exposure to a great extent, as asbestos workers – including those at Plibrico Company – would regularly bring toxic fibers in their houses, which their loved ones could easily breathe in. In general, women would inhale asbestos while laundering their husbands’ work clothes, while children would be exposed to this carcinogenic mineral upon greeting their fathers. Over recent decades, a considerable number of secondary asbestos exposure victims have emerged throughout the U.S. and new cases still arise every year.

Have you lived under the same roof as a Plibrico Company worker before 1970 and are now suffering from lung cancer, mesothelioma, or another disease correlated with asbestos exposure? If so, we urge you to take legal action immediately. Claiming the money you deserve will not only help you afford better treatment and healthcare, but it will also hold the company at fault liable for their careless actions. Our lawyers have vast experience in asbestos cases and will gladly assist you with filing a claim with the Plibrico Company trust fund, which also provides compensation to victims of secondary asbestos exposure. The only documents you need to provide are your employment and medical records, as the rest will be carefully taken care of by your attorney and their resourceful legal team. Please contact us today and we will commit ourselves to obtain the most satisfactory results for you.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.