Sherwin Williams is a manufacturer of paints, coatings and related products, founded in 1866. Over the years they have established themselves as one of the biggest manufacturing and supplying paint companies in the US, operating through four segments: The Americas Group, Consumer Brands Group, Latin America Coatings Group, and Performance Coatings Group. Like many other companies between the 40s and the 80s, Sherwin Williams also chose to incorporate asbestos in their products, putting not only their employees but also their customers, at serious health risks.
Former Employees of Sherwin Williams May Be at Risk of Developing Serious Diseases
Asbestos use up until the 1980s was way more common than we think. Manufacturers from various industries chose to use it because it was very cheap and it had vital qualities. Paint manufacturers realized they could beneficiate from adding asbestos power to their products as well. As it was lightweight, fireproof, non-corrosive, provided excellent insulation and didn’t conduct electricity, it became a miracle component. It improved paint’s holding power, allowing it to remain stable in hot and cold temperatures. Asbestos also allowed pigments to remain suspended so that there wouldn’t be a need for re-stirring once mixed in.
As good as it initially sounded to manufacturers adding asbestos to their products, this idea has created a health hazard not only for their workers but also for painters and customers at large. If you’ve been exposed to asbestos while working at Sherwin Williams, you need to keep a close eye on your health. As asbestos-related diseases take a long time to start showing sings, regular check-ups are advised. In order to promote early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge. Our specialists will analyze your latest chest X-ray and determine whether or not you have cause for concern. Contact us for any further information.
If You Are a Victim of Asbestos Exposure at Sherwin Williams, You Can Get Compensated
Adding asbestos to paints was a health hazard. Anyone using them was at risk of asbestos exposure. As it’s not only dangerous when working with it raw, but when scraping off the paint, factory workers, painters, construction workers, and customers have been exposed to potentially developing serious respiratory diseases or even worse, mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. Despite early warnings about asbestos use, manufacturers still chose to incorporate it in their products, failing to warn their employees of its risk. Sherwin Williams’s use of asbestos has led to numerous lawsuits filed against them.
If you are a former Sherwin Williams employee diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you need to take action soon, as these cases usually have a statute of limitations. Our team has over 25 years of experience working with asbestos cases and helping thousands of victims. We can help you file a claim in order to receive compensation. Contact us if you have any further questions regarding this process.
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Local Asbestos Screening Requirements for Victims or Family Members
1. Must have a diagnosis, cancer diagnosis following industrial work or military/navy service has immediate expedited eligibility and do not need to travel to us, we do everything over the phone, any other non-cancerous lung related diagnosis will require travel and a 2 hour physical medical evaluation at our facility in Birmingham, Alabama
2. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (it is very common to be misdiagnosed please ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed later than the 3 year statute of limitation)
3. Must have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page)