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Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Porter-Hayden was established in Maryland in 1966, following the merger of two other companies, and focused mainly on creating insulation products. As asbestos was widely used for insulation at that time, despite growing research showing its negative health effects, thousands of workers became ill and sued, which led to reorganization under Chapter 11.

Over 58,000 Asbestos Lawsuits Were Filed Against Porter-Hayden after 1976

As a manufacturer of insulation, Porter-Hayden is responsible for the injuries of thousands of former workers, as well as for exposing other occupational groups to their hazardous product, such as construction workers and insulators. The company was not only a producer of asbestos insulation, but also a distributor, catering to businesses in the following U.S. states: Delaware, Virginia, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. No longer able to compensate people whose health had been compromised by asbestos exposure, Porter-Hayden was forced to seek bankruptcy protection in 2007. Two years later, their asbestos trust fund emerged, which currently has $40 million for future claimants.

If you were employed at Porter-Hayden while asbestos was present in their facilities and are now suffering from a related disease, we urge you to take legal action immediately. With the assistance of a lawyer who specializes in cases of asbestos exposure, you will recover the compensation you are entitled to with minimal involvement. Our attorneys have been helping over 230,000 people injured by occupational asbestos exposure since 1990 and are bound to pursue your case as well, regardless of how complex it might be. The only documents you need to provide are your employment and medical records, after which our experts will begin working on your case and collecting additional evidence to support your claim. In general, asbestos victims receive compensation within 6 months after their claim is submitted, depending on the trust fund they file with. Contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. today and benefit from the money you deserve!

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Secondary Asbestos Exposure, a Major Risk for the Family Members of Porter-Hayden Workers

Occurring when a person came in contact with asbestos fibers without being in close proximity to the source of contamination, secondary asbestos exposure was highly prevalent among the families of Porter-Hayden employees and of asbestos workers in general during the last century. The main culprit behind this often tragic situation was lack of industrial hygiene. Company executives were rarely preoccupied with the safety of their workers, whom they would expose to asbestos on a regular basis despite knowing the dire health consequences it could have. By carrying asbestos dust in their houses, asbestos workers would endanger the lives of their families, albeit unwittingly. Considering their small size, asbestos fibers could easily be inhaled or ingested by their loved ones, which could later develop a serious disease like asbestosis or lung cancer.

Ever since asbestos trust funds were created, victims of secondary asbestos exposure can recover financial compensation for their physical and emotional suffering without being required to undergo a long and intricate litigation process. By filing a claim under the guidance of a lawyer specialized in asbestos cases, they are bound to obtain the money they are eligible for in the shortest time possible. Therefore, if you shared the same house as a Porter-Hayden employee before 1976 and your diagnosis seems to stem from secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact us. We will quickly put you in touch with one of our resourceful attorneys, who will carefully evaluate your case and present you with the optimal approach for your particular circumstances. We have been helping asbestos victims for nearly three decades and are confident will do the same for you. For additional information, feel free to give us a call and we will gladly answer all your questions.