Among the dangerous asbestos products once popular is Gold Bond Cement, an asbestos product used as cement, and as an adhesive in ceiling and floor tiles.
Gold Bond Cement was used to adhere floor and ceiling tiles in homes, business, industries, factories, schools and hospitals. Asbestos had its high days as a product prior to the 1970s. Because of its amazing and fine fibers, asbestos helped create numerous practical products until it was discovered to be harmful and potentially hazardous with which to work.
The dangerous cement, along with hundreds of toxic asbestos products, is the reason many are filing lawsuits today as they have fallen ill with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or other forms of lung disease.
When it was discovered that Gold Bond Cement was harmful and could lead to terminal cancer, most companies stopped using it, however, some did not. As a result, many in both groups developed a rare lung cancer called mesothelioma.
How do I Know if I Qualify for a Settlement?
If you worked around Gold Bond Cement, you may qualify for a settlement. However, each state has its own set of deadlines, allowing victims of asbestos disease to file lawsuits. A lawyer should be contacted to find out about the strict deadlines for filing claims or lawsuits. If a loved one has died of asbestos-related disease, you may qualify for a settlement as well.
I Worked with Gold Bond Cement, Now What do I do?
If you worked in the tiling industry, laying down floors or putting up ceilings, you may have come into contact with asbestos-laden Gold Bond Cement. If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to get a thorough medical checkup to determine if levels of asbestos are present in your system. Many other products containing asbestos can rub off and be breathed through the lungs, causing, over the years, cancerous tumors to form. Also, you should contact a lawyer to see what sorts of settlements are available to you and your family if you have fallen ill with mesothelioma.
During demolition and renovation of institutional, commercial or industrial structures, the contractors are careful to follow guidelines provided to them on asbestos abatement. Those who have worked in or around an asbestos removal programs know the importance of wearing the proper protective gear and masks. If you’ve helped remove asbestos-laden materials from buildings, you are at risk and should seek medical help immediately.