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United Gilsonite Laboratories

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The company was founded in 1932 as a manufacturer of paints, sealants and coatings. UGL has its headquarters in Pennsylvania, running production factories in Nevada, Mississippi and Illinois. As asbestos was a relatively cheap fireproofing agent, United Gilsonite Laboratories used this mineral from the 1950’s until the 1970’s in manufacturing some of their products. By doing this, they ignored the dangers the company’s workers and the people interacting with these contaminated materials were put in.

If United Gilsonite Laboratories Was Your Employer Before 1975, You Are Now at Risk for Developing Serious Diseases

Manufacturing over 80 types of paints, sealants, and coatings, United Gilsonite Laboratories had their products sold by approximately 15,000 distributors throughout the U.S. and abroad for the better part of the last century. Additionally, the company produced joint cement, which was primarily commercialized in Pennsylvania, as well as furnace cement, which could withstand up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. People who worked at United Gilsonite Laboratories before asbestos use was regulated in the country now face the risk of developing severe diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, as asbestos is a known human carcinogen. The longer you were employed at the company, the greater your chances of coming to suffer from a disease in the future are.

Do you experience one or more of the following symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, a lingering cough, loss of appetite, night sweats, unexplained weight loss? If so, we urge you to undergo a medical examination consisting in a chest X-ray and a series of pulmonary function tests as soon as possible. For a free of charge asbestos screening or a second opinion, please contact the specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. They will carefully examine your X-ray for signs of lung disease and let you know whether asbestos has caused any damage to your health so far.

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People Who Have a Former United Gilsonite Laboratories Employee in Their Family Might Have Undergone Secondary Asbestos Exposure


Carrying asbestos fibers on their clothes was very common for workers who handled or were in close proximity to this mineral during the last century. Since asbestos companies went to unbelievable lengths to cover up the dangers of asbestos exposure, employees, as well as the general population, were oblivious to the hazardous nature of the fibers they would inevitably bring home. Family members would inhale asbestos fibers in various contexts, such as when laundering the worker’s clothes or upon greeting them when they returned from the job. Nowadays, a considerable number of the individuals who were secondarily exposed to asbestos struggle with harrowing diseases like pulmonary fibrosis, asbestosis, and lung cancer. According to estimates, up to 10% of asbestos victims developed their diseases due to secondary exposure.

If you believe your diagnosis is the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, please do not hesitate to contact our lawyers, who specialize in this area of practice. Since 1990, our law firm has recovered over $1.4 million for asbestos victims and we will gladly help you, too. Today, claiming the money you are entitled to if United Gilsonite Laboratories is responsible for your injury is very easy, as they set up a trust fund in 2012. Our attorneys will take care of the majority of legal aspects while you can keep on focusing on your health and treatment.