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Massachusetts Mesothelioma

Massachusetts Asbestos Lawyer

At The Throneberry Law Group, we have gained a reputation for providing compassionate and engaged legal representation to mesothelioma victims. We also deeply understand how devastating the loss of a loved one to mesothelioma can be because our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to the incurable cancer.

While we provide legal representation to mesothelioma victims throughout the country, we have helped individuals in Massachusetts obtain compensation in Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Springfield, Quincy, and Worcester.

The Centers for Disease Control report that Massachusetts has one of the highest mesothelioma rates in the country with 1,289 Massachusetts residents dying from the condition between 1999 to 2015. Workers in the state who are engaged in the mining, manufacturing, education, and shipbuilding industries as well as the military are at increased risk of being diagnosed with the condition. Many other types of workers encounter asbestos on a daily basis.

Asbestos Exposure at Massachusetts Power Plants

Before it was widely known that exposure to asbestos can cause several deadly medical conditions, power plants commonly used the substance because its heat resistant qualities helped to reduce the risk of fire in various pieces of heavy equipment, like boilers and turbines. Some of the power plants in Massachusetts where workers were exposed to asbestos include the Mystic Station Power Plant and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant.

Massachusetts Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure

Much like power plants, for decades oil refineries preferred to use asbestos as a a fire resistant material. As a result, numerous oil refinery workers were exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos Exposure at Massachusetts Shipyards

The shipbuilding industry used large amounts of asbestos as insulation for ships as well as in numerous pieces of machinery like turbines and pumps before details about the dangers of asbestos were made known. Some of the shipyards in Massachusetts where workers were exposed to asbestos include the following:

  • Boston Navy Yard
  • Charleston Navy Yard
  • Fore River Shipyard
  • General Ship Corp
The Risk of Asbestos Exposure for Massachusetts Residents

Massachusetts has two natural asbestos deposits. There are also many buildings and structures in Massachusetts that contain asbestos, as well. This is because asbestos was onced use in a large number of building materials including insulation and wallboard. Some of the public locations in Massachusetts where asbestos might still be present include the following:

  • Abbington High School
  • Acushnet Telephone Building
  • Amherst College
  • Althol High School
  • Andover
  • Andover IRS
  • Ashburnham Telephone
  • Ashland High School
  • Attleboro School
  • Attleboro Town Hall, Elderly Housing, and Veterans Housing
  • Crown & Yarn Dye Company
  • General Instruments
  • LG Balfour Company
  • Marathon Company
  • MF Ashley Company
  • National Guard Armory
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Texas Instrument Waste Water Treatment Facility
  • Thompson Chemical
  • The University of Massachusetts

The asbestos at the jobsite or asbestos contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or heart.

Our Attorneys Will Travel to You

We understand that many mesothelioma victims are unable to travel, which is why we will come to you. We also understand that many mesothelioma victims are already confronted by large medical bills and uncertain about how they will pay an attorney, which is why we do not charge any fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you from the party responsible for your asbestos exposure.

To contact us to schedule an initial consultation, call (888) 506-1131. You can also reach out to us online to book an initial consultation.

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