At the Throneberry Law Group, we are dedicated to providing the engaged and compassionate legal representation that mesothelioma victims and their loved ones need. We have an appreciation of the challenges that a mesothelioma diagnosis presents because our lead attorney lost his father-in-law to the devastating illness.
We focus on helping mesothelioma victims and their families in Kentucky as well as the rest of the country pursue legal actions against the parties responsible for their asbestos exposure. We have helped individuals in Ashland, Catlettsburg, Drakesboro, Fort Campbell, Lexington, and Louisville recover compensation for mesothelioma and other conditions caused by asbestos exposure.
While Kentucky lacks any natural asbestos deposits, the Centers for Disease Control report that between 1999 and 2015, 490 residents of Kentucky died from mesothelioma. This is because Kentucky residents are exposed to the substance on a daily basis. Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was used in many types of construction materials, including insulation and floor tiles. Asbestos in its resting state, is not dangerous. Instead, asbestos becomes dangerous when it is disturbed or moved in any way. When asbestos is disrupted, its fibers come loose. If inhaled, asbestos fibers can become lodged in a person’s abdomen, heart, or lungs. Some of the workers in Kentucky who are at risk of being exposed to asbestos include those who work at chemical plants, oil refineries, schools, power plants, and in the military.Asbestos Exposure at Kentucky Power Plants
Due to its heat and fire-resistant properties, asbestos was once heavily utilized by power plants throughout the state. Some of the power plants in Kentucky where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos are located in Catlettsburg and Drakesboro.Asbestos Exposure at Oil Refineries in Kentucky
Much like power plants, Kentucky’s oil refineries also relied heavily on asbestos due to the substance's heat-resistant properties and overall durability. Some of the locations in Kentucky where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos are in Ashland and Louisville.Military Families in Kentucky and Asbestos Exposure
The Fort Campbell military base relied on asbestos during its construction. As a result, military families as well as construction workers there are at risk of being exposed to asbestos.Asbestos Exposure at Kentucky Schools
Kentucky is just one of several states that used asbestos when constructing a number of school buildings. Some of the schools in Kentucky where residents are known to have been exposed to asbestos include Ballard Elementary School, Carroll County High School, Eastern Kentucky University, and Murray State University.Our Attorneys Will Travel to You
A mesothelioma diagnosis is frightening, but our attorneys can help by fighting for the compensation that you deserve. We understand that you might not be able to travel after a mesothelioma diagnosis, which is why our attorneys will travel wherever is necessary to provide you with assistance. We do not ask for payment unless we obtain compensation for you, which means that you need not worry about legal fees up front. Contact us today by calling (888) 506-1131 or schedule an appointment online.