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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 1930s, 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.

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United States Gypsum Company employees exposed to asbestos

In business for more than a century, U.S. Gypsum Company is another popular manufacturer of asbestos products that catered both to residential and commercial consumers. Similar 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 occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at U.S. Gypsum Company are plumbers, insulators, shippers, operators, and construction workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by U.S. Gypsum Company, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to insulation, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by U.S. Gypsum Company during the last century.

Thousands of U.S. Gypsum Company 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 U.S. Gypsum Company workers


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 skillful lawyers.

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.