National Gypsum Company created a large variety of materials and products that contained asbestos. Known as Gold Bond products, these materials were used throughout the construction and remodeling industry for roofs, ceilings, tiles, insulation, floors and many other areas in and around homes and businesses. People who worked with or came into contact with Gold Bond products may be at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases, including malignant mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer.
Though the asbestos-laden Gold Bond products were discontinued, many users were affected by the toxicity of asbestos and have since passed away. Many are still struggling to survive cancer and other asbestos illnesses. Those with asbestos-related illnesses, like mesothelioma, do not begin to show symptoms until decades after exposure.
Gold Bond products were made and used during the years spanning from 1955-1972. National Gypsum Company was incorporated in Delaware in 1925 and was a manufacturer and supplier of services for the building and construction industry. They were a miner of asbestos fibers and the list of asbestos products they created include drywall, joint compounds, textures, shingles, cement boards, adhesives, acoustical plaster, fireproofing, insulation cement, raw asbestos fiber and numerous other products.
Many claims have been made, and continue to be made, as settlements are determined for victims of Gold Bond products.
Determining a Prognosis
When breathed, exposure to the tiny asbestos fibers found in Gold Bond products can eventually create cancer in the lungs, abdomen and the heart. If you or a family member have fallen ill and suspect it to be asbestos related, a medical doctor should be contacted immediately. All serious and terminal illnesses require a diagnosis through medical tests to confirm the existing condition, progression and prognosis. This must be done as a start of the process of identifying, addressing and effectively dealing with mesothelioma.
Do You Qualify for a Settlement?
You may qualify for a settlement if you worked around Gold Bond products. However, each state has its own set of deadlines for allowing victims of asbestos-related diseases to file lawsuits. A lawyer should be contacted to learn what the strict deadlines for filing claims or lawsuits are. You may also qualify for a settlement if a loved one has died of an asbestos-related disease.