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Monroe Plastics, a subsidiary of Chicago Molded Products Corp., was founded in 1970. The Monroe Plastics plant is located in Albia, Iowa. It consisted of a 13,600 square foot building that had several compression mold presses that were attached to a central and hydraulic steam system. Monroe Plastics produced plastic parts for the household, aerospace, and automotive industries. The company eventually expanded by attaching a 39,000-square foot building to the original building and purchasing additional mold presses. In 1979, Monroe Plastics had 120 employees and offered transfer and injection molding capacities. The company’s operations ceased in 1981.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at Monroe Plastics are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Until the 1980s, asbestos was a major component of plastic molding compounds. Monroe Plastics utilized phenolic plastic molding compounds that were laden with asbestos fibers. Molders and finishers were especially at risk of inhaling airborne asbestos fibers that were emitted when molding equipment was agitated.
Asbestos is dangerous because its fibers are extremely fragile and break easily into tiny particles that your body’s air filtration system can’t trap and expel. When asbestos gets into your lungs and stays there, it can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. Risk of diagnosis increases with the length of time that a person has been exposed although even short exposures can cause mesothelioma or lung cancer. The most common causes of asbestos exposure are in the workplace or from products in the home. Spouses and family members of workers could also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like Monroe Plastics.
Mesothelioma is a rare disease that is diagnosed between 2,500 and 3,000 times each year. Anyone who has been exposed to asbestos is at risk for developing mesothelioma or lung cancer. Although most companies knew that asbestos was dangerous, they continued to allow their employees to work with and around asbestos without protective gear until the late 1970s.
At Belluck & Fox, our nationally recognized asbestos attorneys have extensive experience fighting for families and workers exposed to asbestos. We are proud to have secured more than $1 billion so far for asbestos victims and their families.
We are ready to help you. Contact us today to set up a free consultation, where we will review your claim and discuss all your legal options. Our law firm does not charge any legal fees upfront and we do not get paid unless and until we secure compensation for you.