Ice cream plant workers

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

Surprisingly, people who worked in ice cream plants before 1980 were moderately exposed to asbestos, as the equipment they would operate contained the toxic mineral. One of the most notorious ice cream manufacturers which employed asbestos during the last century is Sealtest Ice Cream, which was founded in 1935 by the National Dairy Products Corporation, a precursor of Kraft Foods, Inc. At the moment, Unilever holds the rights to Sealtest Ice Cream. The ice cream plant in Buffalo, New York exposed workers to asbestos to a considerable extent, which is why numerous former employees took legal action against it.

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Another ice cream plant that exposed workers to asbestos is Wilson Ice Cream, located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. By handling equipment insulated with asbestos, employees would release microscopic carcinogenic fibers in the air, which they would subsequently inhale and ingest. There is solid evidence that the Wilson Ice Cream plant used significant amounts of asbestos, such as blueprints and invoices from asbestos product manufacturers. It is important to know that, if you were exposed to asbestos while working at one of these ice cream plants before 1980, you are at high risk of developing a serious disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, which will occur within 20 to 50 years from your first asbestos exposure. For this reason, we strongly encourage people who held down a job at one of these ice cream plants to undergo periodical medical examination, as they may have unknowingly developed a disease.

Relevant job titles

  • ice cream manufacturer
  • production operator
  • quality assurance technician
  • ice cream plant operations manager


Filing a claim with asbestos trust funds does not disqualify you from disability compensation from the VA.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in ice cream plant workers

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.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

How can we help ice cream plant workers who were exposed to asbestos?

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys are here to help you recover the money you deserve for your suffering if you worked at one of the ice cream plants above and developed a serious disease. All you have to do is contact our law firm and send our attorneys your employment and medical records, documents which will accompany your claim as evidence of occupational asbestos exposure and of related diagnosis. The claim will be filed with the asbestos trust fund of the company you worked for.

If, however, the company does not have a trust fund, we are going to file a lawsuit, which will take longer to result in compensation. Nevertheless, taking legal action is definitely worth it, as the money you will receive can help you afford better healthcare and treatment. It is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years in the majority of states, which should make seeking compensation a priority for you. Finally, you should know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not have to pay our attorneys anything unless they obtain compensation for you.

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