Asbestos Materials: Joint Compound, Sheetrock, Wallboard
Joint compound is used in construction, home repair, and is used to seal drywall. Until 1977, joint compound contained asbestos. The compound was poured out as a powder and then mixed with water. Other joint compounds came pre-mixed. Breathing in the cloud of dust from the joint compound powder before it was added with water could cause mesothelioma. Also, sanding of joint compounds causes asbestos fiber release, which can cause mesothelioma. While today many companies substitute talc for asbestos, most all sheetrock, wallboard, dry wall, and joint compound contained asbestos in the past. For the victims of exposure, symptoms may not appear for up to 65 years.
Victims and families of asbestos exposure deserve maximum compensation for injuries sustained from compounds known to be harmful. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us for an immediate investigation and case evaluation.
At The Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, P.C., we offer experienced representation to the victims and families of asbestos related injury. We are an Edwardsville, Illinois based firm serving victims throughout the United States in asbestos related injury cases. If you or someone you love contracted mesothelioma, and you believe the cause was from materials such as joint compound, dry wall, or wallboard, please contact us for an immediate investigation in your case. We will preserve all necessary evidence to prove your case or claim.
Asbestos materials in construction
Many construction workers, pipe fitters, painters, carpenters, and drywall installers have been exposed to asbestos. Even worse, many of the manufacturers, employers, and suppliers concealed the dangers of asbestos from the workers. Many people have been victims of serious and fatal injuries, including mesothelioma.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may have been exposed to asbestos. Contact us to identify any responsible entities and to protect your rights.
Homeowner exposure to asbestos
Like professional construction workers, many individuals doing home repair and home remodeling have also been exposed to asbestos through asbestos materials such as joint compound, dry wall, ceiling tiles and floor tiles. In these types of situations, homeowners can pursue claims for mesothelioma against negligent manufacturers.
Contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey, P.C., for a free initial consultation with an experienced mesothelioma and asbestos-related personal injury lawyer serving clients nationwide.