United States Mineral Products (Isolatek/CAFCO)

Workers exposed to asbestos

The 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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United States Mineral employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, United States Mineral Products made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity, and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. 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 occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred through United States Mineral are:

The products United States Mineral Products would manufacture included fireproofing sprays, sound shields, turbine insulation, and heat shields. 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.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

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!

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.