About Asbestos - Banner Image

About Asbestos

Corporations Knew About the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure.

Manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, contractors, premise site owners, and employers knew about the risks of cancer as a result of asbestos exposure for decades. Yet, they chose to continue to use asbestos-containing products well into the 1980s and 1990s.

Some industries in America continue to use asbestos even today, despite the known health effects and bans imposed by other countries and encouraged by the World Health Organization, Environmental Protection Agency, and others.


Common Scenarios for Asbestos Exposure:

  • Workplace Exposures to Asbestos

    For workers, many companies chose corporate profit over worker safety for far too long. In certain jurisdictions, AMLG can pursue recovery for injured workers against their employers under a theory of liability called deliberate intent. Through documents, depositions, and discovery, AMLG can show that certain employers knew about the health hazards associated with asbestos, yet continued to expose their employees to the carcinogen.

    In addition to holding employers responsible for their actions, AMLG pursues premise owners for failing to warn workers, contractors, visitors, and household members about the presence and potential dangers of asbestos on their premise sites and the potential for exposure and disease. AMLG also fully investigates all asbestos products and equipment that our clients were exposed to, and we zealously pursue claims against those manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and contractors.
  • Spousal Exposures to Asbestos

    For women, the single most prevalent source of exposure to asbestos is through laundering the work clothing of husbands, fathers, mothers, and siblings. The attorneys at AMLG have represented housewives and mothers who diligently performed the family laundry, while unknowingly being exposed to toxic asbestos fibers. In these cases, we work with you to identify all prior places of employment for any family members who worked in an industrial setting, and we aggressively pursue exposures at those sites on your behalf.
  • Childhood Exposures to Asbestos

    For sons and daughters, asbestos exposure often occurred through daily interactions, hugging, riding in the family car, and playing with their parents who worked in a facility using asbestos-containing products. Studies have shown that it is often these earliest exposures during a child's formative years of lung development that can be most dangerous. The attorneys at AMLG will discuss the jobs and trades of your parents, grandparents, and others with whom you spent significant time as a child and will aggressively pursue exposures at these facilities on your behalf.
  • Military Exposures to Asbestos

    For veterans, exposure to asbestos frequently occurred through serving our country bravely and diligently, all the while being exposed to carcinogenic pipe insulation, gaskets, packing, and other asbestos materials while aboard ships and at bases. AMLG will discuss with you possible exposures on land or sea and will aggressively pursue your exposures that occurred while serving our country.

Regional Work Sites with Known Asbestos Exposures:

  • AEP John E. Amos Power Station - St. Albans, WV
  • AEP Beverly Power Plant - Beverly, OH
  • AEP Big Sandy - Louisa, KY
  • AEP Cabin Creek - Cabin Creek, WV
  • AEP Gavin - Gallipolis, OH
  • AEP Graham - New Haven, WV
  • AEP Mitchell - Cresap, WV
  • AEP Muskingum River Power Plant - Beverly, OH
  • AEP Glasgow/Kanawha River - Glasgow, WV
  • AEP Kammer - Moundsville, WV
  • AEP Philip Sporn - New Haven, WV
  • AEP Mountaineer - New Haven, WV
  • AEP Glen Lyn - Glen Lyn, VA
  • Allegheny/Mon Power West Penn - Fairmont, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Rivesville - Rivesville, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Braxton - Braxton, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Elkins - Elkins, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Weirton - Weirton, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Albright - Albright, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Harrison - Haywood, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Fort Martin - Maidsville, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Willow Island - Willow Island, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Pleasants Power - Willow Island, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Lake Lynn - Morgantown, WV
  • Allegheny/Mon Power Wellsburg - Wellsburg, WV
  • Bayer f/k/a Mobay Chemical - New Martinsville, WV
  • DuPont - Belle, WV
  • DuPont - Circleville, OH
  • DuPont Martinsburg - Falling Waters, WV
  • DuPont Washington Works - Parkersburg, WV
  • DuPont Wurtland - Wurtland, KY
  • Stauffer Chemical/AKZO -Gallipolis Ferry, WV
  • Allied Chemical - Moundsville, WV
  • Allied Chemical - Nitro, WV
  • Allied Chemical - Perkins, WV
  • FMC/American Viscose - Parkersburg, WV
  • FMC - South Charleston, WV
  • FMC - Nitro, WV
  • FMC Ordinance - South Charleston, WV
  • Goodyear - Apple Grove, WV
  • Aristech Chemical/Novamont - Kenova, WV
  • American Cyanamid - Parkersburg, WV
  • Ashland Oil - Catlettsburg, KY
  • Ashland Oil Kenova Terminal - Kenova, WV
  • Armco - Ashland, KY
  • Armco - Middleton, OH
  • Armco - Butler, PA
  • Armco Coke - Ashland, KY
  • B.F. Goodrich - Institute, WV
  • Beech Bottom Power - Beech Bottom, WV
  • Celanese Chemical/Hoechst - Gallipolis Ferry, WV
  • Kaiser - Ravenswood, WV
  • Challenger Electric - Parkersburg, WV
  • PPG - Natrium, WV
  • Union Carbide - South Charleston, WV
  • Union Carbide - Institute, WV
  • Union Carbide - Marietta, OH
  • Union Carbide/Elkem Metals - Alloy, WV
  • Union Carbide Tech Center - South Charleston, WV
  • Union Carbide Sistersville - Long Reach, WV
  • Union Carbide West Mifflin – West Mifflin, PA
  • INCO/Huntington Alloy - Huntington, WV
  • Conner Steel/Porter Steel - Huntington, WV
  • ACF Industries - Huntington, WV
  • Weirton Steel - Weirton, WV
  • Wheeling-Pitt Steel - Follansbee, WV
  • Wheeling-Pitt Steel - Benwood, WV
  • Wheeling-Pitt Steel - Mingo Junction, OH
  • Wheeling-Pitt Steel - Steubenville, OH
  • OVEC Kyger Creek - Gallipolis, OH
  • Pennzoil - Elk River, WV
  • Quaker State - Congo, WV
  • Homer-Laughlin China - Newell, WV
  • Marietta Manufacturing - Point Pleasant, WV
  • Monsanto - Nitro, WV
  • VEPCO - Mt. Storm Power Station, WV
  • Georgia Pacific - Mt. Hope, WV
  • Owens-Illinois Glass - Clarksburg, WV
  • Owens-Illinois - Huntington, WV
  • Corhart/St. Gobain - Washington, WV
  • Shell - Belpre, OH
  • BP - Lima, OH
  • GE - Owensboro, KY
  • Calgon - Catlettsburg, KY
  • Aristech/Sunoco - Haverhill, OH
  • Allied Chemical - Ironton, OH
  • Dayton Malleable Iron - Ironton, OH
  • Semet Solvay - Ironton, OH
  • Ormet - Hannibal, OH
  • Crucible Steel - Midland, PA
  • Ohio Ferro Alloy
  • WV Malleable Iron
  • Cyprus Foote Mineral - Mason County, WV
  • Coal mines throughout WV, OH, KY, VA, and PA

Products and Equipment Containing Asbestos:

  • Pipe insulation
  • Block insulation
  • Construction materials
  • Joint compounds
  • Automotive clutches
  • Brakes and brake linings
  • Cloth
  • Tape
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Gaskets
  • Engine gaskets
  • Packing
  • Instrumentation
  • Motors
  • Turbines
  • Boilers
  • Compressors
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Hot Tops
  • Cranes
  • Heat Exchangers
  • HVAC equipment
  • Electrical panels
  • Cables and wiring
  • Mastics
  • Millboard
  • Piping
  • Farm equipment
  • Cements
  • Insulating sprays
  • Plastics
  • Insulation mixes and muds
  • Brick and mortar
  • Paint
  • Adhesives
  • Felts
  • Thermal materials
  • Deck covering
  • Refractory
  • Aggregate mixtures and sprays
  • Welding Rods
  • Blankets
  • Vintage snow
  • Vermiculite
  • Floor tiles
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Siding
  • Roofing shingles
  • Hairdryers
  • Talc powder
  • Baby powder
  • Clay
  • Toys
  • Dental Tape
  • Fireproof gloves
  • Fireproofing materials
  • Stove top pads
  • Furnace ducts
  • Heat reflectors
  • Duct Tape
  • Corrugated paper
  • Toasters
  • Yarn
  • Cigarettes