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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 was 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.

Our Specialists Provide Asbestos Screenings Free of Charge to Former Plibrico Jointless Firebrick Co. Workers

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. 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.

If you worked at Plibrico Company while they were employing asbestos, we advise you to keep a close eye on your health, as a disease might ensue even 50 years later. Unfortunately, the majority of people who develop a disease rarely experience symptoms in the early phases of their illness, which usually takes a heavy toll on their prognosis. To promote timely detection, our medical experts offer free screenings to former Plibrico Company workers who underwent asbestos exposure on the job. All you have to do is send in your most recent chest X-ray, which can reveal whether you have asbestos fibers in your lungs, and our specialists will carefully examine it to identify potential abnormalities. In the regrettable event you receive a diagnosis, our lawyers, who have been assisting victims of asbestos exposure for over 25 years, will eagerly help you recover financial compensation for your injury from the trust fund of Plibrico Company.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

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 obtaining the most satisfactory results for you.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

350,000 Scheduled
425,000 Average
750,000 Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure prior to 19831 day
Occupational Exposure prior to 19831 day