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Western MacArthur

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Western MacArthur was founded in 1967, when MacArthur and Western Asbestos merged into one  company specializing in wall and pipe insulation. Extensive use of asbestos in thse products, as was common at the time, made this one of the most litigated companies in asbestos case law, leading to bankruptcy in 2002, restructuring in 2004, and setting up a $2 billion asbestos trust fund.

If Western MacArthur Was Your Employer, You Are Now at Risk for Developing a Serious Disease

Until well into the 1970s, when strict regulations came into effect, Western MacArthur had been employing asbestos primarily for the manufacturing of pipe insulation. Nonetheless, the company was also renowned for their HVAC products, which also contained asbestos, the hazardous mineral whose inhalation or ingestion can lead to harrowing diseases. If you worked for Western MacArthur more than four decades ago, you were most likely exposed to asbestos, which entails a lifetime risk. Since a period of up to 50 years may elapse between the first exposure and the onset of a disease such as pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer, we advise former employees to monitor their health periodically.

A simple chest X-ray will reveal the presence of asbestos fibers in your lungs, as well as the extent of the damage they might have caused to your body. Our medical experts, who specialize in asbestos-related diseases, offer screenings free of charge to all former Western MacArthur workers who were exposed to this carcinogen on the job. After sending in your chest X-ray, they will carefully evaluate it and let you know whether there is a cause for concern regarding the health of your lungs. In the regrettable event a disease is found, our experienced attorneys will provide you with quality legal assistance to recover the compensation you deserve from the asbestos trust fund set up by Western MacArthur.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

People Who Have a Former Western MacArthur Worker in Their Family Might Have Undergone Secondary Asbestos Exposure


While the vast majority of asbestos victims became ill as a consequence of occupational exposure, 10% of these people came to suffer from a disease following secondary exposure, which implies indirect contact with toxic fibers. For the better part of the last century, industrial hygiene within workplaces involving asbestos use was not given much thought, as company executives would insist exposure was absolutely safe. Consequently, asbestos was seen as mere “nuisance dust”. Employees were thereby not required to change clothes or shower at the end of the day, which led to asbestos fibers being brought home on their overalls, as well as on their skin and in their hair. Thus, any family member who was sharing the same dwelling with a Western MacArthur worker at the time is now at risk.

If you have a diagnosis of asbestosis, COPD, lung cancer, or any other disease which you suspect might be the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, please contact our resourceful attorneys to recover the financial compensation you are entitled to. Since 2004, Western MacArthur has been providing asbestos victims with the money they deserve via their asbestos trust fund. A lawyer who specializes in asbestos cases – such as those at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. – will help you navigate the legal process and claim the compensation you deserve in the shortest time possible.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

148,678 Scheduled
316,250 Average
1,265,000 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 19833 months
Occupational Exposure