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Porter-Hayden

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.

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Porter-Hayden employees exposed to asbestos

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 products, 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.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Porter-Hayden are factory workers and construction workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Porter-Hayden, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to cement, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Porter-Hayden during the last century.

Thousands of Porter-Hayden 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

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 the 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.

Legal assistance in cases of wrongful death due to asbestos exposure 

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.