Asbestos-based construction products like bond cement threaten workers' lives
May 25, 2010 – Gold Bond cement (used for floor and ceiling tiles and as an adhesive for other products) contained asbestos and was widely used by construction workers prior to the 1980s.
Construction workers were not the only bond cement consumers who were placed at risk for asbestos exposure.
The workers who produced asbestos-containing bond cement unknowingly brought toxic asbestos fibers into their homes on their work clothes, regularly subjecting family members and friends to dangerous incidents of toxic asbestos exposure.
Occupational asbestos exposure occurs when workers inhale airborne asbestos fibers in the confines of a factory or construction site. Regular occupational asbestos exposure is known to lead to mortal diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma, for which there is no cure.
The mesothelioma survival rate is grim, as most patients die within a year of being diagnosed.
Gold Bond Cement company
National Gypsum manufactured and sold many asbestos-containing building products marketed under the Gold Bond brand name. Some of the company’s products known to contain asbestos included: asbestos wallboard, roofing, shingles, asbestos millboard, gaskets, cements, adhesives, plasters, compounds, fireproofing materials, pipe covering and ceiling panels.
To reduce overhead expenses and to boost profits, many an asbestos company kept workers uninformed about the health hazards associated with working with asbestos, and went so far as to not provide protective gear, like respirators or masks.
Consequently, over the decades, thousands of factory workers have died from job-related asbestos exposure and the diseases it causes.
Workers diagnosed with an asbestos illness have few remedies against the financial ruin that medical bills and a lost breadwinner will bring to a family, except to file asbestos claims with help from a proven asbestos litigation law firm like Weitz & Luxenberg.
Weitz & Luxenberg – Champion to American workers
The New York law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg has protected the legal rights of asbestos-injured workers for 25 years – longer than most law firms in the nation.
And in that time the firm's mesothelioma lawyers have won several billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients and their surviving family members.
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