Asbestos joint compound

The workers are exposed to asbestos fibers when they are mixing it, sanding it for smoothening the surface of the wall where it is applied or when it needs to be removed and the particles get disturbed, making them airborne.

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41 years

Joint compound was identified as being a plaster-like substance of white color when it was applied. In stores, the joint compound was sold both as a powder and as an already mixed paste. The asbestos fibers were added into the mixture of this product in order to increase its flame and moisture resistance.

The asbestos exposure usually happened in three instances: if it wasn’t ready-mixed, the workers had to manually mix the powdered product; when it was applied, it usually needed the worker sanding it; or when it required removal. In all of these cases, asbestos dust would contaminate the environment. You could have been exposed if:

  • You directly handled asbestos-contaminated joint compound
  • You found yourself on construction sites where asbestos joint compound was used
  • You found yourself working in old structures
  • You performed demolition work
  • You did remodeling work in old buildings

Companies liable for manufacturing or use of asbestos joint compound

How can we help workers that worked with or around asbestos joint compound

If you got diagnosed with an asbestos related disease we can help you reach a resolution by holding the asbestos companies responsible. In order to get you compensated, we will file claims with the asbestos trust funds of these companies that exposed you to asbestos fibers by making you work with materials like joint compound.

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