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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.

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Uniroyal Holding, Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

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 the 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 a 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.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Uniroyal Holding, Inc. are factory workers, mechanics, and maintenance workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Uniroyal Holding, Inc., particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy as the majority of ships were constructed using asbestos products. In addition to cement, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Uniroyal Holding, Inc. during the last century.

Thousands of Uniroyal Holding, Inc. 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

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 skillful 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.

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.