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Uniroyal Holding, Inc.

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Along the years, Uniroyal Holding was known by different names. 1874 was the year when the company was founded, in Indiana, under the name of Mishawaka Woolen Manufacturing Company. Later, in 1922, the company began producing rubber footwear as a subsidiary of the United States Rubber Company. After 1967, the company was known as Uniroyal, Inc., the name under which the company achieved a number of over 10.000 employees. Between 1941 and 1976, Uniroyal, known at that time as United States Rubber Company, used asbestos heavily in the making of fireproof textiles endangering both the company’s workers and the people that relied on their products in their lines of work.

Former Uniroyal Holding, Inc. Workers Should Keep a Close Eye on Their Health

Without a doubt, the most popular product of Uniroyal Holding, Inc. was Asbeston, a lightweight lagging cloth which was sold in large amounts to shipyards. It would often be used to repair or cover insulation. Consequently, shipyard workers and people who were serving in the U.S. Navy between 1941 and 1976 were at highest risk of asbestos exposure, in addition to the individuals who participated in the manufacturing process. The most widespread health problem asbestos exposure is notorious for is lung disease, which ranges in severity from non-malignant, such as pulmonary fibrosis, to malignant, such as lung cancer. Workplace asbestos exposure is also responsible for a very aggressive form of pulmonary cancer – mesothelioma – which develops on the outer lining of the lungs. Since it may take up to 50 years for a disease to set in, we advise everyone who was employed at Uniroyal Holding, Inc. before 1980 to constantly pay attention to their health.

Early detection is vital in the case of diseases caused by occupational asbestos exposure, which is why our specialists provide screenings free of charge to Uniroyal Holding, Inc. workers. If you are a former employee who suspects might have been in contact with this hazardous agent on the job, the medical experts at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. will be glad to examine your chest X-ray, which is the only document you need to send in. Subsequently, we will let you know whether asbestos fibers are present in your lungs, as well as whether they have produced any damage to your body. In the unfortunate event a disease is found, our lawyers, who specialize in asbestos litigation, will assist you with recovering financial compensation for your physical and emotional distress. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly answer any questions you might have.

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Have You Inhabited the Same House as a Uniroyal Holding, Inc. Employee Before 1980? If So, Your Health Might Also Be in Danger


During the heyday of asbestos, the danger of exposure was not confined to industrial settings such as chemical plants, shipyards, construction sites, or textile mills. Not only were residents who lived in close proximity to these facilities at risk for terrible diseases, but the health of the family members of asbestos workers was also at stake. As the workplace did not require employees to change their asbestos-laden clothes before returning home, they would inevitably bring toxic fibers in their households, unwittingly exposing their loved ones. It is estimated that 10% of the people who are now struggling with diseases stemming from asbestos inhalation or ingestion were secondarily exposed to the mineral. Just as individuals who underwent asbestos exposure in industrial facilities, victims of secondary exposure can develop any of the diseases associated with exposure, from asbestosis to mesothelioma.

If you believe your illness is the result of sharing a living space with a Uniroyal Holding, Inc. worker during the last century, please contact our specialized attorneys at your earliest convenience, as we also offer quality legal assistance and representation to victims of secondary asbestos exposure. The only papers you need to bring to your first consultation are your employment and medical records as proof of exposure and, respectively, diagnosis. After a thorough case evaluation, one of our skilful lawyers and their legal team will take over and carefully attend to the most complex aspects of the process on your behalf. Thus, you will have time to continue focusing on your treatment and health. Whether it will be via filing a lawsuit or a claim, we are bound to recover fair compensation for you from Uniroyal Holding, Inc. and hold the company liable for their unethical behavior. Contact us today and we will eagerly come to your aid.