As recently as the 1980s, asbestos was prevalent in a wide range of products used in industrial plants. It was incorporated into many of the machines found there because of its fire resistance and insulating properties.
The attorneys at The Throneberry Law Group effectively advocate for clients who have worked in:
- Textile mills
- Paper mills
- Manufacturing and recycling plants
- Power generation plants
Our lawyers are skilled at detailing a client's work history and tracking down the specific exposures at a given mill, factory, or plant. Industrial workers encountered asbestos in turbine and boiler insulation, pipe coatings, electrical wiring and conduit, dryer felts, valve packings, and gaskets. Even if you have worked in many different plants during your lifetime, we can help you bring suit by demonstrating any one significant asbestos exposure.How Factory Workers are Exposed to Asbestos
Many factory workers were exposed to asbestos over the years while on the job. Some of the ways in which workers were exposed to asbestos include:
- Workers who were exposed to a high concentration of asbestos when it was disrupted during repairs or maintenance to the building in which they worked.
- Workers who were required to pass through areas containing asbestos on a routine basis to examine operations at other locations in the area.
- Workers who were tasked with repairing equipment at factories, which often contained asbestos that came loose during maintenance work. Many times, these workers came directly into contact with asbestos during repairs.
- Machine operators who came into contact with asbestos as soon as the machines released the material into the air.
Over the years, several scientific studies that have established the dangers of asbestos exposure, which include the following:
- One study found that workers at a Connecticut Factory, which manufactured friction products containing asbestos, experienced a significantly increased risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma.
- A study of a motor vehicle plant found that workers had a much higher rate of laryngeal and lung cancer than those from many other environments. These workers used asbestos on a daily basis to create various automobile parts including brake lining.
- Another study found that there was an increased rate of mesothelioma among workers at a factory that made gas masks. Because these workers handled asbestos on a frequent basis, they were much more likely to end up inhaling asbestos, which could result in several deadly types of medical conditions.
Michael Throneberry's father-in-law died from mesothelioma, as he was exposed to asbestos during many years working in a factory. Attorney Throneberry knows what it is like for family members to witness the slow, painful death of a loved one, and he is all too familiar with the intensive and expensive medical treatments necessary to curb the cancer and diminish the pain. That is why we dedicate our practice to supporting our clients during their battles with the disease and helping them obtain the compensation they deserve from the parties responsible for their asbestos exposure.
Contact us today at 888-506-1131 for compassionate, attentive service and fierce representation. We travel anywhere in the U.S. to meet with clients who have mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer. There is no cost for the consultation, and no attorney fees unless we win compensation.