If you or a loved one has been affected by mesothelioma and live in Delaware, you should not hesitate to contact The Throneberry Law Group. After the death of his father-in-law from mesothelioma, our principal attorney understands just how devastating the condition can be to victims and their loved ones. From start to finish, we will fight to obtain the compensation that victims of asbestos exposure deserve.
We have helped numerous victims throughout Delaware obtain the compensation they deserve including individuals located in Delaware City, Dover, New Castle, Seaford, and Wilmington.
During the course of their daily lives, many people in Delaware encounter asbestos in their homes and on the job. The occupations that are most at risk of being exposed to asbestos include mechanics, plumbers, and steamfitters. Workers who frequent buildings built before 1970s are also at risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma, including administrative assistants and teachers.Asbestos Exposures at Delaware Oil Refineries
Before the 1970s when it became known that asbestos exposure has the potential to result in numerous types of cancers including mesothelioma, a number of companies and oil refineries favored asbestos because it does an excellent job at resisting very high temperatures. Some of the oil refineries in Delaware where asbestos exposure might have occurred include:
- Atlantic Oil
- Delaware City Refinery
- Getty Oil Company
- Motiva Enterprises
- Sunoil Company
- Texaco Refinery
- Tidewater Refinery
Chemical plants utilize flames and great deals of heat, which is why heat-resistant asbestos was commonly used at the plants before the late 1970s. Today, chemical plant workers in Delaware are still at risk of being exposed to asbestos, such as those who work for the Dupont Chemical Company located in Seaford.Dover Air Force Base and Asbestos Exposure
Dover Air Force Base was built before the 1980s, which is when use of asbestos was largely discontinued. As a result, individuals who live and work as well as those who perform construction at the Dover Air Force base are at risk of coming into contact with materials that contain asbestos.Delaware Residents and the Risk of Asbestos Exposure
Delaware is home to many flourishing industries. Across all of these industries, there is a risk that workers might come into contact with asbestos that is contained in insulation, floor tiles, or wall boards.
Asbestos only becomes dangerous when it is disturbed or moved. Once asbestos is disrupted, there is a risk that its fibers will end up lodged in a person’s lungs. Unfortunately, many people are not even aware that they have been around asbestos until years or decades later when they receive a mesothelioma or terminal cancer diagnosis as the result of asbestos exposure.Speak With a Knowledgeable Asbestos Attorney Today
If you or a loved one is unable to travel, do not worry. We are prepared to travel to wherever you are in Delaware. During your free consultation, we will discuss your various available options to pursue compensation and hold the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure accountable. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation.