While many attorneys promise to deliver results, only The Throneberry Law Group can provide the compassionate and engaged legal representation that mesothelioma victims deserve. With years of experience helping mesothelioma victims pursue compensation, our principal atttorney also understands firsthand just how devastating the loss of a loved one to mesothelioma can be after losing his father-in-law to the condition.
We have helped many mesothelioma victims in Mississippi pursue compensation, including residents of Biloxi, Greenville, Gulfport, Hattlesburg, Jackson, Meridian, Pascagoula, Southhaven, Tupelo, and Vicksburg.
Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control reveal that between the period of 1999 to 2015, 281 residents of Mississippi died due to mesothelioma exposure. This is because daily, whether on the job or at home, many people in Mississippi are exposed to materials that contain asbestos. Workers in the state who are engaged in the power plant, oil and gas, shipbuilding, chemical production, and lumber industries are at significant risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Other types of workers, including teachers and office workers, are also at risk of being exposed to asbestos.Asbestos Exposure at Mississippi Power Plants
Power plants in Mississippi once used asbestos in a variety of ways including on electrical conduits and pipe fittings. Some of the locations in the state where power plant workers have been exposed to asbestos include the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant, the Jack Watson Powerhouse, and Gulf Power Plant.Mississippi Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure
Situated along the Gulf Coast, Mississippi has had a substantial oil industry since 1903. Because the refinery process frequently involves high temperatures and flames, asbestos was used for many years by oil refineries for temperature control purposes. Some of the oil refineries in Mississippi where asbestos exposure has ocurred include Southland Oil, Chevron, and Ergon Refining.Asbestos Exposure at Mississippi Shipyards
Although it stopped in the late 1970s, asbestos was used for many decades as insulation in ships. Asbestos was also used in many types of machines at shipyards including boilers, gaskets, and turbines. Two shipyards in Mississippi where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include Ingalls Shipbuilding and the Naval Station located at Pascagoula.The Danger of Asbestos Exposure for Mississippi Residents
While the highest rates of mesothelioma in Mississippi occur in the southern part of the state and close to the Gulf Coast, a large number of Mississippi residents come into contact with asbestos on a daily basis, even today. The reason for this high rate of exposure is that asbestos was used in much of construction material for the buildings and structures in the state. Untouched, asbestos is not dangerous. Once the substance is moved, however, there is a risk of asbestos being inhaled and damaging the lining of vital organs. It is a sad truth that many people are not aware that they are exposed asbestos until years or decades later when a mesothelioma diagnosis is made.Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer
As compassionate attorneys, we try to make it as easy possible for the victims of mesothelioma and their loved ones to pursue legal action against the parties responsible for asbestos exposure. As a result, we are prepared to travel to you if you can not meet in our office. We also offer an initial free consultation and do not ask for any fees unless we are successful with your case, which means that you do not need to worry about payments up front. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can also schedule a consultation by contacting us online.