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United States Gypsum Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

USG Company was formed in 1901 as a merger of 30 different independent gypsum companies that operated across the entire country. Around the 1930’s, the Great Depression made the US Gypsum Company expand its product line to finishing products and insulation materials like panels and boards. Between the years 1920 and 1978 some of the products manufactured by USG contained asbestos. These products were mostly used in the roofing business, construction and pipefitting industries.

Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, Highly Widespread Among Former U.S. Gypsum Company Workers

In business for more than a century, U.S. Gypsum Company is another popular manufacturer of asbestos products which catered both to residential and commercial consumers. Similarly to hundreds of other companies, it made use of tremendous amounts of asbestos for nearly six decades. A very wide range of building materials have been manufactured by U.S. Gypsum Company while they were employing asbestos, some of the most renowned brands being the joint compounds Durabond and Red Top. In addition to people who were directly involved in the production of these materials, individuals in the following industries might have also come in contact with hazardous U.S. Gypsum Company products: chemical, iron and steel, maritime, railroad, textile, construction, rubber.

The risk of developing a serious disease is very high for people who were employed at U.S. Gypsum Company before 1978, when they finally ceased asbestos use. Unfortunately, diseases which occur as a result of asbestos exposure are insidious and often detected in late stages, which makes recovery impossible. To promote early diagnosis, the specialists at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. offer asbestos screenings free of charge to anyone who worked at U.S. Gypsum Company. All we need is your most recent chest X-ray, which will be carefully examined by our medical experts to let you know whether asbestos has damaged your lungs and, in the regrettable event it has, to what extent. Please feel free to contact us and our specialists will gladly help you.

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Victims of Secondary Asbestos Exposure Are Entitled to Financial Compensation, Too


Taking place when family members would unwittingly inhale or ingest toxic fibers from the clothes of asbestos workers, secondary exposure was a common occurrence in the households of employees who regularly handled this carcinogenic mineral on the job. Over recent decades, numerous people who have a former U.S. Gypsum Company employee in their families have been diagnosed with the same diseases occupational asbestos exposure is notorious for, namely pulmonary disease and a wide range of cancers. It is important to know that, if you lived under the same roof as a U.S. Gypsum Company worker and suffer from such a disease, you might be eligible for compensation from the asbestos trust fund set up by the company in 2006.

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for asbestos victims, our attorneys are here to provide you with quality legal assistance, regardless of how complex your circumstances of exposure are. Requiring no litigation, the process of recovering compensation for your injury is simple and considerably faster than a regular lawsuit. The only documents you need to bring are your employment and medical records as proof of asbestos exposure and, respectively, diagnosis. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will promptly connect you with one of our skilful lawyers.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

155,000 Scheduled
225,000 Average
450,000 Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam
Pathology

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure prior to 19831 day
Occupational Exposure prior to 19831 day