Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1901, the company is currently one of the leading industrial and commercial insulation manufacturers in the Southeast. Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company operates six distribution facilities that serve customers in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. Initially, the company would manufacture iron, coal, brick, and coke for various products. It began producing insulation in 1949. The employees of Shook & Fletcher bought the business in 1967. However, if you worked there before the 1970s, you were inevitably exposed to asbestos, as the mineral was crucial for the manufacturing of insulation. Consequently, if you are a former Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company employee struggling with a disease related to workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our legal team, as you are most likely entitled to compensation for your suffering.

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Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company employees exposed to asbestos

Responsible for installing and replacing material that controls and maintains the temperature in a building, insulators play a fundamental role in numerous workplaces. The employees who had to handle asbestos insulation as part of their job during the last century include construction workers, laborers, drywall installers, stucco masons, roofers, and tile setters. Nevertheless, the people manufacturing insulation in the facilities of Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company would experience asbestos exposure to a significantly greater extent, as they would have to mix raw asbestos fibers, which could easily become airborne, with other materials to create various types of insulation.

According to statistics, insulation lowers the cost of heating and cooling by over 40%, and it is also effective for sound reduction and energy efficiency. Therefore, the work of insulators was often sought by companies that had one or multiple facilities. According to a study from the medical journal Epidemiology and Health, insulators are 10 times more susceptible to developing mesothelioma than the general population because of the tremendous amount of asbestos fibers they inhaled. The following are the employees of Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company who came in contact with asbestos on the job during the last century, as well as other workers who had to handle insulation as part of their job:

In 2002, Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company had no choice but to file for bankruptcy due to the increasing lawsuits filed against it by former workers suffering from diseases caused by occupational asbestos exposure such as lung cancer. By that time, the business had already paid over $40 million in asbestos lawsuit settlements. The asbestos trust fund of Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company has $109 million as financial resources at the moment, which will go to future claimants.

Tens of thousands of workers have taken legal action against the company because of the harrowing diseases they had to deal with as a result of workplace asbestos exposure. A noteworthy lawsuit in this respect is the one filed by the wife of a deceased insulator who was employed at Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company, among other workplaces, and developed mesothelioma. The woman received $8.4 million as compensation from all the responsible companies.

Thousands of Shook & Fletcher 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 Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Shook & Fletcher workers

Because insulators often had to cut and sand insulation to make it perfectly fit in various places, such as boilers, pipes, ducts, gaskets, and valves, they would inevitably release a lot of asbestos fibers in the air they would breathe. Furthermore, asbestos dust would end up on their clothes and, since they were not required to change at the end of the day, they brought toxic fibers home. While their wives would inhale and ingest asbestos when laundering the work clothes of their husbands, their children would usually come in contact with it when greeting their fathers upon returning home from work.

Over the years, the number of asbestos fibers in the bodies of family members would increase, placing these people at moderate risk of developing a disease as a consequence of secondary asbestos exposure. If you shared the same living space as a Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company and came to struggle with a disease that seems related to asbestos exposure, we encourage you to give our law firm a phone call, as we specialize in toxic exposure and will be able to recover the compensation you deserve for your distress.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Sadly, many victims of asbestos exposure pass away without having benefited from the financial compensation they were entitled to. This happens either because the person dies shortly after they receive their diagnosis or because they fear a long and complex legal process. Nonetheless, if you are the surviving family member of a former Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company worker who had not taken legal action against the company, you can now file a wrongful death claim. Filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of a victim of asbestos exposure is easier than you probably imagine, as you only have to explain your situation in detail and provide us with some basic documents.

Our attorneys will carefully review your case to find out whether you qualify for filing a wrongful death claim. If you do, they will promptly begin working on it, and in the meantime, our legal experts will pull out additional evidence from our vast database to support your claim. You will eventually get the sum of money you are eligible for, which can help you with the funeral expenses or the past medical expenses of your departed loved one. Lastly, it is important to remember that asbestos exposure claims have a statute of limitations, which should make you contact our law firm as soon as possible so as not to lose your right to compensation.