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Alaska Mesothelioma

Alaska Asbestos Attorney

At The Throneberry Law Group, our dedicated legal representation for the victims of mesothelioma and their loved ones is unique. Behind our compassionate legal representation is a principal attorney who, after losing his father-in-law to the disease, understands just how devastating it can be.

We offer legal representation to individuals in Alaska and throughout the United States. Over the years, we have helped mesothelioma victims in Anchorage, Glennallen, Juneau, and Ketchikan obtain the compensation they deserve from the parties responsible for their asbestos exposure.

Unfortunately, Alaska residents are exposed to asbestos on a daily basis at work and at home. The Centers for Disease Control reports that Alaska has a mesothelioma death rate of approximately 21 people out of every million annually. Workers in the manufacturing, construction, power plants, oil refineries, shipbuilding, and military industries are at the greatest risk of being exposed to asbestos. Many other workers including elementary school teachers are also at risk of being exposed to harmful substance.

Asbestos Exposure at Alaska Power Plants

Before the use of asbestos was largely discontinued because it was discovered to cause cancer, power plants relied on the material due to its heat-resistant properties. Some of the power plants in Alaska where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:

  • Aurora Power
  • Beluga Power Station
  • Bernice Lake Powerhouse
  • Carl E. Bailey Generating Station
  • Chugach Electric
  • Golden Valley Power Plant
  • Matanuska Electric Association
Shipyards in Alaska and Asbestos Exposure

The ship building industry also used asbestos in numerous ways because of the substance’s fire and heat resistant nature. Today, asbestos can still be found in many structures at shipyards. One shipyard in Alaska where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos is the Seward Ship’s Drydock.

Alaska Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure

Because oil refineries rely on intense heat and flames, this industry also used a great deal of asbestos until the substance was deemed hazardous to workers’ health. Some of the oil refineries in Alaska where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include ARCO Alaska, Petro Star, Tesoro Alaska Company, and Williams Alaska Petroleum.

Daily Exposure to Asbestos by Alaska Residents

At home and on the job, many Alaska residents are exposed to asbestos-containing materials on a daily basis. Not only is naturally-occurring asbestos common in Alaska, asbestos still remains all around us as insulation, floor tiles, and other types of building materials in a large number of structures.

It is important to understand, however, that asbestos is not dangerous unless or moved or disrupted. When asbestos is disturbed, its fibers comes loose in the air. After being inhaled, asbestos fibers can end up lodged in a person’s abdomen, heart, or lungs. Many people are not even aware that they have been exposed to asbestos until years later when a mesothelioma or other type of cancer diagnosis is made.

Speak With a Mesothelioma Attorney

Throughout your case, our legal team will stay committed to making sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. If you are unable to travel to meet with us, we will meet with you anywhere you are to discuss your case. During a free consultation, we will also take the steps necessary to determine your best strategy for pursuing a legal action. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can also contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Client Reviews
You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg