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Shook & Fletcher

Workers exposed to asbestos

In 1901, a brick, coal, and iron product manufacturer emerged in Birmingham, Alabama, by the name Shook & Fletcher. By 1949, the company entered on the insulation market manufacturing products in six separate factories. Shook & Fletcher made use of the dangerous mineral known as asbestos in manufacturing some of its insulation products. These materials affected the health of the construction workers that used them on a constant basis.

Asbestos Screening

Shook & Fletcher employees exposed to asbestos

Initially a manufacturer of brick, coal, and iron products, Shook & Fletcher began using asbestos around the middle of the last century, when insulation became another building material the company was producing. Their asbestos employment ceased in the 1970s when the disastrous health consequences of exposure were finally acknowledged. Other Shook & Fletcher products in which asbestos was present include cement, fiberglass, plastic jacketing, mineral fiber pipe, as well as adhesives. By 2002, over 80,000 lawsuits had been filed against the company by reason of injuries stemming from occupational asbestos exposure. The inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers can cause numerous awful diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma – the most aggressive form of pulmonary cancer.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred by working at Shook & Fletcher or with their products are:

Considering the fact that asbestos-related diseases may take a long time to develop, it's extremely important that anyone who has a history of asbestos exposure regularly monitor their health. In the interest of promoting the importance of early diagnosis, we are offering screenings free of charge for Shook & Fletcher employees.

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 Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Asbestos Exposure Was Also Common in the Households of Shook & Fletcher Workers

In spite of being well-aware of the irreversible damage asbestos exposure could cause to the human body, most company executives who were employing this carcinogenic mineral in the manufacturing of their products decided to turn a blind eye to the safety of workers, continuing to use it until they no longer had a choice. As a consequence, over 11 million people were in contact with asbestos in occupational settings during the last century, a significant number of whom have subsequently developed harrowing diseases. However, workers were not the only demographic at risk in this respect, as indirect exposure would also take place in the homes of individuals who handled asbestos on the job. Because industrial hygiene was virtually non-existent, asbestos employees would carry toxic fibers on their clothes outside of the workplace, which family members inevitably breathed in either by greeting the individual or by laundering their garments.

Also known as domestic exposure, secondary exposure refers to the instances in which people inhale or ingest asbestos fibers without being in proximity to the source of contamination. Numerous women and children came to suffer from the same diseases as asbestos workers due to secondary asbestos exposure and it is crucial to know that, if you are in the same situation, you are eligible for compensation. Our lawyers also provide assistance and representation to people injured by secondary asbestos exposure. They will efficiently file a claim with the asbestos trust fund of Shook & Fletcher, which is the main source of compensation for both former workers and ill family members, and you will benefit from the money you deserve in the shortest time possible. As the legal process does not entail litigation, the majority of asbestos victims receive compensation within less than one year. For more information, please contact us and we will gladly answer any questions you might have.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

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.