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Louisville Mesothelioma Attorney

Louisville is well-known for many things, but asbestos exposure risk is not one of these things. In fact, for decades, people throughout this Kentucky metro area risked asbestos exposure every time they went to work or school. But asbestos providers carefully concealed these risks, so they could keep using this cheap insulation mineral. Additionally, for many years, government regulators looked the other way. Congress did not pass substantive asbestos restrictions until the 1970s. Even today, this deadly substance is legal to use in the United States.

When companies put profits before people and government watchdogs do not adequately do their jobs, the Louisville mesothelioma lawyers at the Throneberry Law Group get results. We diligently build cases that hold companies responsible for the injuries they caused in their reckless pursuit of profits. These injuries include not only mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive kind of cancer, but also pleural thickening, asbestosis, and other serious lung diseases that are normally fatal.

Louisville Asbestos Hotspots

The Bluegrass State has one of the highest number of asbestos hotspots in the nation. Before 1980, builders used generous amounts of asbestos to insulate and fireproof commercial and residential structures. In addition to pipe, electrical wiring, and attic insulation, most builders used asbestos-laced floor tiles, drywall, and ceiling tiles. Specific hotspots in the Louisville area include:

  • Metal Works,
  • Ashland Oil,
  • Louisa Power (Big Sandy Power),
  • Louisville Chemical Plant,
  • Reynolds Aluminum,
  • Fort Campbell,
  • DuPont,
  • Illinois Central Railroad,
  • Alcoa Aluminum,
  • Armco Steel,
  • Florida Tile, and
  • Queen Products Company

At some of these sites, asbestos was embedded in the buildings and escaped into the air. At others, workers handled asbestos-laced products. In still others, both these things were true.

Many people were exposed to asbestos from these and other sites several decades ago. No one can go back in time and change what happened. But a Louisville mesothelioma lawyer can do the next best thing, which is obtain the financial compensation asbestos exposure victims and survivors need and deserve.

At-Risk Victims

At the Throneberry Law Group, we represent ambient (work or service-related) and non-ambient(environmental) asbestos exposure victims.

Workers who handled asbestos-laced products usually wore little or no PPE (personal protective equipment). Sometimes, employers did not provide adequate PPE. Sometimes, employers downplayed asbestos exposure risks, so workers did not use available PPE.

Other onsite workers risked mesothelioma and other asbestos-exposure illnesses as well. Office workers were completely unaware of secondhand asbestos exposure risks. This exposure often occurred when office workers crossed the parking lot or interacted with primary exposure victims.

The risk did not end there. People who lived with or near ambient exposure victims often breathed asbestos fibers. These workers unintentionally carried these fibers home on their vehicles, on their clothes, or in their hair.

All these victims have legal options. In most cases, more than one option is available. Our Louisville mesothelioma lawyers carefully explain the pros and cons of each approach in language that victims and survivors clearly understand.

Contact a Louisville Mesothelioma Attorney

Before 1980, deadly asbestos fibers often hung in the air in Kentucky. For a free consultation with an experienced Louisville mesothelioma lawyer, contact the Throneberry Law Group. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we start working for you.

Client Reviews
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