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Denver Mesothelioma Attorney

Denver was one of the country’s first mining towns. For decades, minders used primitive techniques to pull precious metals out of the ground. They also pulled asbestos out of the ground. This fibrous substance was once considered a miracle mineral. It did not conduct heat, noise, or electricity. The miracle mineral had a very large dark side which, for many years, asbestos producers deliberately ignored.

At long last, the dedicated Denver mesothelioma lawyers at the Throneberry Law Group are able to hold these producers responsible for the injuries they caused, including cancers like mesothelioma and lung diseases like asbestosis. In court, this responsibility means paying compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages are usually available in these cases as well since these companies intentionally disregarded a known risk for so many years.

Asbestos Hotspots in Denver

A few Colorado mines were dedicated asbestos mines. But as mentioned, most focused on other minerals. These activities disturbed stray asbestos fibers in the ground, creating substantial cross-contamination issues.

Sometimes, these mines shipped their products to asbestos producers in other states. Other times, the asbestos remained close to home, at places like:

  • Western Minerals Company Plant: For over a hundred years, the Grace Company mine in Libby, Montana, provided this plant with raw vermiculite insulation. The workers who processed this insulation did not know it was laced with asbestos.
  • Estes Power Plant: Heat-producing installations like this one used lots of asbestos. In January 2011, the U.S. Department of the Interior requested bids from companies to remove asbestos at the plant. Workers removed more than 1,800 square feet of asbestos plaster. They also removed 250 linear feet of chrysotile asbestos-laced HVAC duct wrap.
  • Hensel Phelps: One of the world’s largest general contracting firms is based in Greely, Colorado. Since the government restricted asbestos use in the 1990s, many Hensel Phelps workers have concentrated on asbestos abatement and removal. These workers often aren’t well protected.

Other area hotspots include Centel Corporation, Colorado Springs Public Utilities, Nixon Power Plant, Poole Construction Company, Schmidt Incinerators, Utilicorp, and Drive Train Industries.

Your Legal Options

A Denver mesothelioma lawyer can obtain substantial compensation for these exposure victims. If the responsible defendant declared bankruptcy, as was the case with the Grace Mining Company, a victim compensation fund claim might be available. VCF funds contain over $30 billion. Therefore, individuals may obtain substantial compensation if their attorneys are good negotiators.

Settlement negotiations are never court-supervised in these situations. Therefore, the Fund Administrator never has a duty to negotiate in good faith. As a result, low-ball and take-it-or-leave-it “offers” are the norm in these situations.

Only an excellent negotiator is able to obtain maximum compensation in these cases without unduly delaying the settlement process.

This process often only requires a few months, especially if the victim (or survivor) is eligible for expedited review.

Other legal options for victims include a civil claim, a workers’ compensation claim, and a VA disability claim.

Work With a Hard-Hitting Denver Mesothelioma Attorney

Asbestos exposure victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Denver mesothelioma lawyer, contact the Throneberry Law Group. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.

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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