Greensboro, North Carolina, is home to many industrial and manufacturing plants that have been around for decades.

Asbestos, a virtually indestructible and heat-resistant mineral, was once used in products such as insulation, gaskets, cement, auto brakes and floor tiles. After studies revealed the link between certain cancers (including mesothelioma) and asbestos exposure, several Greensboro, N.C., businesses in related industries (i.e. chemical, construction, manufacturing, etc.) were found to utilize these hazardous asbestos-containing materials.

This revelation is not only a cause of concern for local employees, who are now at greater risk of developing asbestos-related cancers, but also for the businesses themselves, as they are now being held liable for the harm (in many cases, life-threatening harm) to which they have exposed their employees.

Known asbestos exposure sites in the Greensboro, N.C., area include:

  • Burlington Industries Greensboro Finishing Plant Greensboro, NC
  • Burlington Industries Enterprise Plant Greensboro, NC
  • Burlington Industries Doyle St. Plant / Burlington Formed Fabrics  Greensboro, NC
  • Cone Mills Proximity Mill  Greensboro, NC
  • Cone Mills Revolution Mill  Greensboro, NC
  • Cone Mills White Oak Mill  Greensboro, NC
  • Miller Brewery  Eden, NC
  • American Tobacco Plant  Reidsville, NC
  • Western Electric/AT&T Plant  Burlington, NC

Other asbestos exposure sites have been documented across North Carolina, including workplaces and residences in cities and towns such as:

  • Asheville, N.C.
  • Belmont, N.C.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Concord, N.C.
  • Durham, N.C.
  • Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Gastonia, N.C.
  • Greenville, N.C.
  • Hickory, N.C.
  • High Point, N.C.
  • Lenoir, N.C.
  • Lumberton, N.C.
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
  • Rocky Mount, N.C.
  • Salisbury, N.C.
  • Wilmington, N.C.
  • Wilson, N.C.
  • Winston-Salem, N.C.

Asbestos exposure has been shown to increase an individual’s risk of developing the following asbestos-related diseases and medical conditions:

  • Mesothelioma, a rare, but deadly cancer of the lining of the chest cavity.
  • Cancers of the lung, colon, larynx, throat, esophagus or pharynx.
  • Asbestosis, a scarring of delicate lung tissue. This scarring can spread through the lungs and cause breathing problems.
  • Pleural disease, causing scarring of the lung lining and sometimes difficulty breathing.

Are you (or a loved one) a victim of asbestos exposure?

If you have been employed by any of the companies listed above, or worked around asbestos elsewhere, you may be at greater risk of developing an asbestos-related disease or medical condition. Our law firm and team of experienced asbestos exposure lawyers have successfully represented more than 800 people with asbestos-related diseases.

To schedule a free case consultation with one of our asbestos exposure attorneys, call Ward Black today at 336-333-2244 or toll-free: 800-531-9191. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.