Due to worker exposure, Owens Corning Fibreboard Asbestos Trust Compensates Victims
When Owens Corning acquired Fibreboard Company in 1997, they assumed responsibility and personal injury liability for all Fibreboard asbestos products and subsequent illnesses and injuries. The Fibreboard Company manufactured and distributed wood-based insulation materials, many of which contained asbestos, as well as asbestos cements, block insulation, flooring and roofing products, and pipe coverings that exposure thousands of Ohio laborers and veterans to toxic asbestos materials.
When employees at Fibreboard, Owens Corning, or any other manufacturer of asbestos products, the workers were at an elevated risk of later developing severe and fatal health consequences, including lung cancer, angiosarcoma, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. When inhaled or ingested, asbestos fibers can lay dormant in the lungs for decades, scarring the tissue, and develop into mesothelioma and other cancers. Fibreboard asbestos products are now known to have caused numerous injuries and mesothelioma victims have hire Ohio toxic tort lawyers to file negligent workplace injury claims against Owens Corning Fibreboard for failing to protect employees and failing to warn workers of the risks.
Former Ohio workers at Fibreboard and Owens Corning plants have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, and other asbestos-related illnesses.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati catastrophic injury lawyer and Ohio asbestos attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims.
Owens Corning Fibreboard Asbestos Products & Safety Risks
As a terrible result of corporate negligence, thousands of construction workers, laborers, shipyard workers, demolition workers, U.S. military veterans and Fibreboard workers were exposed to asbestos for long, hazardous durations.
Fibreboard Company and Owens-Corning Fiberglass continued to produce asbestos-containing products long after safety authorities like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), World Health Organization (WHO) and and American Cancer Society labeled asbestos a known cancer-causing toxin. The companies manufactured asbestos products like the following:
- Fibreboard Pabco insulation
- Kaylo Insulation
- Kaylo heat insulating block
- Kaylo Insulating Roofing Tiles
- Kaylo Cold Storage Units
- Mastic Adhesive Products
Filing Injury Claims with Owens Corning Fibreboard Asbestos Trust
A wave of asbestos injury claims from former workers of Owens Corning led to the formation of the Owens Corning Fibreboard Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, and billions of dollars were set aside to compensate asbestos victims who had developed an exposure illness.
The Fibreboard Trust is designed to pay all valid asbestos injury claims against Owens Corning and Fibreboard Asbestos product distributors. Millions of dollars have been paid to former employees and veterans with mesothelioma through private mesothelioma settlements, VA claims and established asbestos trust funds. Victims are encouraged to contact an experienced Ohio Asbestos attorney before filing an injury claim.
Legal Action for Victims of Fibreboard Asbestos Exposure
Because of the widespread use of asbestos in insulation, roofing and flooring and other residential building products, many Ohio workers are now affected by asbestos-related illnesses like lung cancer, asbestosis, angiosarcoma and mesothelioma and are seeking compensation through asbestos litigation. Ohio Asbestos attorneys argue that asbestos manufacturers like Fibreboard knew about the serious hazards of asbestos and failed to warn workers.
If you or a loved one have suffered mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness after working at Owens Corning or Fibreboard, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions for potential plaintiffs.