Montana Mesothelioma

Montana Asbestos Attorney

The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Montana. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father's death.

Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across Montana including Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Butte, Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, Havre, Anaconda and Miles City to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.

Individuals in Montana may be exposed to asbestos at their occupation, jobsite or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Montana include steel mills/metal works, power plants and oil refineries.

Power Plants in Montana Known for Asbestos Exposure

Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. Until the 1970's, asbestos insulation was used in power plant equipment such as turbines, boilers, tanks, pumps, steam pipes, valves and other equipment throughout the power plant. As a result, workers in the utility industry were at high risk of exposure to asbestos-containing products. Power plants in Montana known for asbestos exposure include:

  • Montana Power Plant in Butte,
  • Colstrip Power Plant,
  • J.E. Corrette Steam Plant,
  • Lewis & Clark Power Plant and
  • Missoula Electric Cooperative.

Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Montana

Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is oil refining. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Oil refineries in Montana include Conoco and Exxon in Billings.

Metal Works in Montana Known for Asbestos Exposure

Industries that use electricity, heat and flames in its processes have often used asbestos in the past due to the insulating and pliable properties of asbestos. A metal works in Montana known for asbestos exposure includes Anaconda Aluminum in Columbia Falls.

Libby Mines, Montana Asbestos Exposure

The Libby Mines located in the Zonolite Mountains near Libby Montana operated from 1919 to 1990 when W.R. Grace halted operations. During its operations, this was one of the most productive vermiculite mines. This naturally occurring mineral, vermiculite ore, was used for insulating materials and was shipped to over fifty processing plants throughout North America.

The vermiculite ore from the Libby Mines, however, contained extremely toxic, tremolite asbestos. The toxic vermiculite is responsible for a high number of deaths in and around Libby, Montana. It is estimated that sixty percent of the people living in Libby has some asbestos-related disease. Those affected by Libby Mines include miners, mill workers, families and the neighbors of the Libby Mines site. The ore dust from the Libby Mines pervaded every aspect of those working in or living near the site.

Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Montana

Individuals in Montana are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs.

The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.

We Will Travel to You

Our lawyers will travel throughout Montana to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.

We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 866-337-7516 or contact us online for a free consultation.