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National Gypsum’s first mining and manufacturing plant was built in 1926 in Clarence, New York. Clarence Center had a nearly pure gypsum deposit which prompted National Gypsum to mine there. National Gypsum produced wallboard and plaster products. With Joseph F. Haggerty’s new process for manufacturing a lighter and more flexible wallboard came a patent for the gypsum wallboard product “Gold Bond.” National Gypsum also produced plaster, ceiling tiles, heating applications, and gypsum lath.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at National Gypsum are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Before the 1970s, National Gypsum added asbestos to its wallboard products. Asbestos was added to crushed calcium sulfate in order to create wallboard. Water was then added to the minerals and a slurry was formed. The wallboard was dried out and then sent off.
Furthermore, in the 1970s, National Gypsum’s Clarence, New York plant produced Panel Electric, a product that was used to heat walls. To develop Panel Electric, asbestos plasterboard was grooved and electrical wires were inserted and coated in plaster.
Asbestos was also included in National Gypsum’s manufacturing facility as it was incorporated into the kiln, the rock dryer building and powerhouse, gaskets, and packing material for pumps and insulation for boilers and pipes.
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 National Gypsum.
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.