Death After 22 Years Of Asbestos Exposure At Manufacturing Plant; Workers Compensation Claim Filed For Surviving Wife
John C. was born on August 20, 1925 in Gaston, North Carolina.
John worked as a paper maker, first as a machine operator and later at a foreman, at the paper mill in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. In those job positions he was exposed to asbestos for a total of 22 years, from 1951 to 1972, during which time the paper mill operated under these various names:
- Champion Paper Company in Roanoke Rapids, NC
- International Paper Company in Roanoke Rapids, NC
- Halifax Paper Company in Roanoke, NC
During his time working at this North Carolina paper mill John was exposed to the following asbestos-containing products:
- Pipe covering: Kaylo, Calsilite, Johns-Manville
- Boilers: Babcock & Wilcox
- Gaskets: Garlock
- Packing material
- Insulation coating: Lagtone
- Sealant: Foamseal
- Insulation blocks
- Cement: Mundet
- Insulating mud
- Refractory products
- Caustic coating
- Air compressors
- Plastic: Bakelite
On July 21, 2000 John was diagnosed with chronic lung disease with extensive pleural plaques and fibrosis. In addition, he had extensive pleural plaques and fibrosis, as well as bronchiectasis.
John died at age 77, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Raonoke Rapids, N.C. on December 29, 2002 due to pulmonary asbestosis along with pleural fibrosis.
John’s surviving family are his wife and four children: two daughters and two sons.
Major defendants in John’s asbestos wrongful death lawsuit were A.W. Chesterston, Inc., Crown, Cork & Seal Company, Inc., Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, Garlock Sealing Technologies, Ingersoll-Rand Company, and Owens-Illinois, Inc.
North Carolina asbestos lawyer Tom Lamb represented the family of this Gaston, NC paper mill machine operator and foreman in an asbestosis lawsuit — as well as the related NC workers compensation claim — which resulted in significant settlements.
Our law firm has gotten legal compensation for many asbestos clients with cases involving asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma caused by their past exposure to asbestos containing materials which they worked with or around at various types of NC work sites all across the state.