At the Throneberry Law Group, we are focused on providing aggressive and sympathetic legal representation for the victims of mesothelioma. After losing his father-in-law to the condition, our principal attorney understands just how devastating a mesothelioma diagnosis can be for a victim and his or her friends and family.
We have helped individuals throughout Nebraska obtain the compensation that they deserve from parties that were responsible for exposing them to mesothelioma. Some of the victims that we have helped include people located in Bellevue, Columbus, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, Hasting, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, and Omaha.
Nebraska's Douglas, Lancaster, and Sarpy counties have the highest rates of mesothelioma diagnoses, with 260 Nebraska residents dying of mesothelioma between 1999 to 2015. While all workers and residents of Nebraska are at risk of being exposed to asbestos, some of the individuals who are at significant risk of being diagnosed with the condition include workers power plants, the military, manufacturing plants, and breweries.Nebraska Power Plants and Asbestos Exposure
For many years, power plants relied heavily on asbestos due to the substance's heat resistant qualities and used asbestos in numerous types of machinery including boilers and steam pipes. As a result, many power plant workers were exposed over the years. Some of the power plants in Nebraska where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred include:
- Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant
- Canaday Station
- Cooper Nuclear Power Plant
- Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant
- Gerald Gentleman Station
- Hallam Nuclear Power Facility
- Sheldon Station
- West Point Municipal Power Plant
The petroleum industry also used large amount of asbestos before the substance’s dangerous qualities were discovered. Petroleum workers in Nebraska who worked in the proximity of asbestos are at risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma.Nebraska Railroad Workers and Asbestos Exposure
Before the 1970s, Nebraska railroads used large amounts of asbestos in a variety of machinery including brake shoes, gaskets, and insulation. As a result, many workers were dangerously exposed to asbestos and many have received mesothelioma diagnoses since.The Risk of Asbestos Exposure for Nebraska Workers
One of the reasons why Nebraska still sees such a high rate of mesothelioma deaths is that there are many asbestos-containing building materials in the state that people are exposed to on a daily basis. For example, asbestos was commonly used in floor tiles and insulation. It is important to understand, however, that asbestos is only dangerous if it moved in some way. If asbestos is disturbed, then its fibers become airborne and can end up in the lining of a person’s abdomen, heart, or lungs, which in turn can lead to a mesothelioma cancer diagnosis several years or even decades later.Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
There are a number of things that mesothelioma victims and their loved ones worry about. You should not worry about how you will travel to your lawyer, which is why our attorneys are prepared to meet you at a location of your choosing, anywhere in the Nebraska or the entire United States. You should not worry about how you will be able to afford an attorney, either, which is why our law firm does not ask for any compensation up front. Contact the Throneberry Law Group today by calling (888) 506-1131 or schedule a consultation with us online.