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
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 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.