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United States Mineral Products (Isolatek/CAFCO)

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

United States Mineral Products Company was founded in 1875 and currently operates as Isolatek International or CAFCO, previously also as US Mineral Wool. Its business largely involves manufacturing fireproofing materials for the construction and defense industries, such as fireproofing sprays and coatings, turbine insulation, sound shields etc. Until the 1970s its products abundantly contained asbestos.

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Over 223,000 Claims Have Been Filed Against United States Mineral Products by Former Workers Harmed by Asbestos Exposure

Formerly known as U.S. Mineral Wool Company, United States Mineral Products has a long history as a business, as it came into being in 1875, catering primarily to the construction and defense industries. Regrettably, the company made use of asbestos between 1954 and 1971, which put the health of numerous individuals in danger. The products United States Mineral Products would manufacture included fireproofing sprays, sound shields, turbine insulation, and heat shields. Cement masons, engineers, construction workers, inspectors, fireproofers, as well as architects are other occupational groups who might have come in contact with the dangerous products of United States Mineral Products in addition to those who manufactured them. In 2001, the company was forced to seek bankruptcy protection due to the increasing number of lawsuits filed against it. Now, it has a trust fund injured workers can recover money from.

If your employment at United States Mineral Products caused you physical and emotional injury, we strongly advise you to take legal action and file a claim with the aid of a specialized lawyer. The process is incomparably simpler and faster than suing and it requires minimal involvement on your part, since we know how exhausting it is to deal with a disease brought about by asbestos exposure. Our attorneys and legal team will carefully prepare your asbestos claim for submission while taking care of all the necessary paperwork in the meantime. You can rest assured we will obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to from the United States Mineral Products trust fund and hold the company liable for their wrongdoing. Whether you have decided to file a claim or would just like to address some of your concerns, feel free to contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. and we will be eager to help you.

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Have You Inhabited the Same House as a United States Mineral Products Worker? If So, Your Health Might Also Be in Danger


The effects of secondary asbestos exposure, which takes place when a person breathes in or swallows airborne fibers without being near the source of contamination, are unfortunately the same as those of occupational exposure. Depending on how heavily and frequently you have been exposed to asbestos, you can develop any related disease, from asbestosis to mesothelioma. The most common ways secondary asbestos exposure would occur in the past were inhaling asbestos dust upon greeting the worker in question or doing their laundry. If you have a former United States Mineral Products employee in your family and experience one or more of the following symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately, as these are the tell-tale signs of lung disease: difficulty breathing, a chronic cough, chest pain, nail clubbing, fatigue, unintentional weight loss, trouble swallowing, loss of appetite.

In the unfortunate event you receive a diagnosis such as lung cancer, it is important to take legal action as soon as possible, as asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations which, if expires, will prevent you from recovering the compensation you are eligible for. The statute of limitations varies from state to state and only a specialized lawyer will be able to tell you which one applies to your case, as sometimes, it is not the one of your state of residence which is relevant. To benefit from quality legal assistance, please contact our attorneys, who have over 25 years of professional experience in asbestos litigation. They will thoroughly assess your situation and help you navigate the legal process, which requires minimal involvement on your part. Furthermore, you will constantly be kept up to date with regard to the progress of your case. Contact us now and claim the financial compensation you deserve!