When a mesothelioma diagnosis is made, the impact can be overwhelming. One of the best first steps that you can take is to speak with a compassionate attorney who can help you fight for compensation. At the Throneberry Law Group, we understand just how tragic the loss of a loved one to mesothelioma can be because our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to the disease.
We are dedicated to providing legal representation for victims of asbestos exposure throughout the country including Iowa. We have helped mesothelioma victims located in Ames, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Waterloo, and West Des Moines obtain compensation from the parties that exposed them to mesothelioma.Iowa Residents and Asbestos Exposure
Iowa is primarily composed of geologically active flatlands, which means that there are not any cases of naturally occurring asbestos in the state. Despite this, Iowa residents are exposed to asbestos on a consistent basis. This is because prior to the discovery that asbestos exposure resulted in several deadly forms of cancer, it was used in a variety of building construction materials including floor tiles and insulation.
Asbestos is not dangerous unless touched, though. It is only when asbestos is moved that its fibers become loose. These fibers can then be inhaled and end up lodged in a person’s abdomen, lungs, or heart.Asbestos Exposure at Iowa Power Plants
Workers at power plants come into contact with asbestos on a frequent basis because the substance was once commonly used in those facilities due to its heat-resistant qualities. Some of the areas where power plants are located in Iowa include Carroll, Lansing, Palo, Pleasant Hill, Sioux City, and Tipton.Iowa Chemical Plants and Asbestos Exposure
Power plants throughout Iowa, including those located in Clinton and Des Moines, also once preferred the use of asbestos due to the material’s heat-resistant nature.Asbestos Exposure and Agriculture in Iowa
Iowa is the state with the second largest agricultural production in the country. Unfortunately, agriculture workers must also face the risk of being exposed to asbestos. There are still numerous pieces of farm machinery that contain asbestos, which places a countless number of agriculture workers in the state at risk.Military Bases in Iowa Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
There are numerous military bases, including Iowa’s U.S. Naval Reserve Based located in Ottumwa, which used asbestos materials during their construction. As a result, military members as well as their family members are at risk of being exposed to asbestos.Speak With an Experienced Iowa Mesothelioma Attorney Today
As compassionate mesothelioma lawyers, we understand some of the most common concerns that mesothelioma victims have. This is why if you have difficulty traveling, we are prepared to meet you wherever is convenient in Iowa. We also understand that many mesothelioma victims worry about attorney’s fees when they are already faced with a large number of medical bills, which is why there is no fee unless we obtain compensation for you. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131 or schedule a free consultation with us online.