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In 1883, the Sealright Company was founded by Forrest Weeks. It was originally called the Oswego Falls Pulp and Paper Company. Sealright was the biggest producer of frozen dairy dessert packaging in North America. The company used flexographic printing in the production process. Sealright had production facilities in Fulton, New York; Akron, Ohio; Los Angeles, California; Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; and Kansas City, Missouri. In 1998, Huhtamaki Oyj acquired the Sealright Company and it remains a leading producer of consumer goods packaging and food containers.
Unfortunately, many of our clients who worked at the Sealright Company are now being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Flexographic printing requires a steam-heated press to compress a metal plate into a matrix board. Before the 1970s, some matrix boards contained asbestos. Given that flexographic printers and plate makers touched matrix boards, asbestos was involved in the production of printed materials. When the matrix boards were cut to size, asbestos flew into the air. Asbestos dust would also collect in the steam presses, and when hosed down, asbestos would fly into the air.
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 can also be exposed to asbestos dust and fibers from the clothing the workers wore home from job sites like the Sealright Company.
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.