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Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Quigley was founded in 1916, its primary line of products being refractory materials that were mainly used in steel, iron and glass industries. In 1968, the company was purchased by Pfizer, but by 1991, Pfizer’s mineral and metals division has become defunct. Between the World War II and the 1970s, Quigley manufactured products containing asbestos. They were mostly insulation materials that were heavily used by boiler workers and the people working in the construction industry.

People Who Held Down a Job at Quigley Before the 1970s Are Now at Risk for Serious Diseases

Specializing in manufacturing refractory materials, whose purpose is to withstand extreme temperatures, Quigley was another company which used asbestos during the last century. Because it has remarkable heat and fire resistance, asbestos was the raw material of choice for the majority of companies producing refractory materials before the 1970s. As a consequence, both workers who partook in the manufacturing process and people who subsequently handled the products were heavily exposed to asbestos, which, for many, resulted in harrowing diseases. Nowadays, former Quigley workers injured by occupational exposure can successfully recover the compensation they are entitled to from the company’s asbestos trust fund, which was set up in 2013.

Are you a former Quigley employee who struggles with asbestosis, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, or lung cancer? If so, our experienced lawyers will assist you with recovering the money you deserve within the shortest amount of time possible. Since the company has a trust fund, litigation is no longer necessary to claim financial compensation for your diagnosis and the entire process is usually completed in less than one year. For additional information, please contact us and we will gladly answer all your questions.

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The Family Members of Quigley Workers Might Have Also Come in Contact with Asbestos

Due to their microscopic size, asbestos fibers can easily spread through the environment. Thereby, it should not come as a surprise that numerous family members of former Quigley employees developed the same diseases direct asbestos exposure is notorious for, as workers did not have to change their clothes before leaving the facility at the end of the day. They would carry asbestos fibers on their clothes, as well as on their skin and in their hair, which would later wind up in their home. Usually, women would inhale toxic dust while shaking out the clothes before washing them, whereas children would breathe in asbestos fibers upon greeting their father. Today, up to 10% of the deaths asbestos causes are the result of secondary exposure.

We strongly advise people with someone in their family who worked at Quigley and suffer from a disease associated with asbestos exposure to contact our law firm, which specializes in this area of practice. The only documents you need to bring are your employment and medical records. Our legal experts will conduct thorough research to find reliable evidence to support your claim, while our attorneys will carefully prepare your claim for submission. As a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, you, too, are entitled to financial compensation, so please do not hesitate to give us a call.