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Paper mill workers

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

The paper mill workers were put in direct contact with the asbestos fibers, dangerously increasing the risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses. The plants where these people worked used raw asbestos as an important ingredient for their products. One of the steps in the production of paper was the drying of the pulp. The workers had the pulp placed on drying machines that would spread around excess asbestos-containing material.

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When the dryer felts needed to be replaced, the new felts were cut by hand and fitted - another process that posed a major threat to the workers’ health.

Not only the people involved in the production were put in danger, but also the workers that had to repair and do maintenance work on the machinery. By cutting, sanding or removing parts of the machines, asbestos dust was produced and its particles spread around these factories.

Asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma or asbestosis were the result of the asbestos exposure these paper mill workers had to go through. The risk of developing these diseases was not limited to the workers but their families could easily inhale the poisonous fibers brought home on clothes and body.

Relevant job titles

  • paper mill laborer
  • paper mill worker
  • mill yard technician
  • paper folder
  • press operator
  • sorter
  • storeroom laborer

The companies that exposed paper mill workers to asbestos during the last century are the following:

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in paper mill 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 SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisHistoplasmosisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Labor union members are also eligible

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How can we help paper mill workers who were exposed to asbestos?

Contact us in order to get examined and find out if you were affected by asbestos exposure while working in a paper mill.

If you or someone close to you, developed an asbestos-related illness, we are here to put our experience forward and file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible.

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