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United Gilsonite Laboratories

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.

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If You Worked for United Gilsonite Laboratories Get Screened for Asbestos

Asbestos has been extensively employed by an astounding number of companies throughout the U.S. before the mid 1980s, due to either negligence or willful ignorance. Nowadays, the hazardous effects of prolonged exposure are well-known and undeniable. If you or a family member has worked for one of these companies, it is highly recommended to get screened for asbestos, as exposure is very likely to have occurred.

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Although the majority of people who suffer from asbestos-related diseases have been exposed in the workplace, secondary exposure is common as well. If you are diagnosed with a malignant or non-malignant disease and have a family member who worked at United Gilsonite Laboratories, there is a high chance your illness is the result of secondary asbestos exposure. Because most companies did not require employees to wear protective equipment on the job, you could have easily inhaled fibers of asbestos which remained on your loved one’s clothes.

If you believe asbestos may be the cause of your injury, we strongly encourage you to contact us. Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented thousands of clients and can also help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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