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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.

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United Gilsonite Laboratories employees exposed to asbestos

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.

The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at United Gilsonite Laboratories are industrial workers and construction workers. However, veterans may also have also been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by United Gilsonite Laboratories, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to refractory materials, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured during the last century.

Thousands of United Gilsonite Laboratories 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

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of United Gilsonite Laboratories workers

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.

Legal assistance in asbestos exposure cases for United Gilsonite Laboratories employees

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.