With our years of experience helping mesothelioma victims, The Throneberry Law Group has developed an aggressive and compassionate approach. Unlike other firms that offer to help mesothelioma victims, our principal attorney deeply understands how devastating a mesothelioma diagnosis can be after losing his father-in-law to the condition.
We have helped mesothelioma victims throughout Nevada obtain the compensation that they deserve. Some of the people whom we have helped pursue legal claims have lived in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, North Valley, Paradise, Reno, Sparks, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, and Winchester.
While it might be surprising to learn, there have been 280 deaths in Nevada from 1999 to 2015 from mesothelioma. Workers who are engaged in the construction, transportation, and power plant industries as well as the military are at significant risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Many other types of workers, including mill and chemical plant workers, are at significant risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma.Asbestos Exposure at Nevada Power Plants
Before the dangers of asbestos were widely known, power plants used asbestos due to the substance's heat resistance. Asbestos was utilized in a variety of equipment including boilers, tanks, and valves. Some of the power plants in Nevada where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:
- Beowawe Power Plant
- Brady Power Plant
- Ciathness Power Plant
- Clark Station
- Dixie Valley Power Plant
- Empire Farms Power Plant
- Foreland Refining
- Fort Churchill Generating Station
- Harry Allen Station
- Mohave Generating Station
- Pinon Pin Power Project
- Reid Gardner Station
- Steamboat Power Plant
- Sunrise Station
- Tracy Generating Station
- Valmy Generating Station
Much like the power plant industry, oil refineries in Nevada also depended on asbestos for many years due to the substance’s heat resistant nature. One of the oil refineries in Nevada where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos is Foreland Refining, which is located in Tonopah.The Risk of Asbestos Exposure for Nevada Residents
The Centers for Disease Control report that Nevada's Clark county has the highest mesothelioma rate in the state. Overall, a large number of Nevada residents still encounter asbestos on a daily basis. This is because asbestos was a popular construction material before it was discovered that the substance causes several types of deadly cancer. While asbestos is not dangerous if left untouched, if the substance is moved in any way, there is risk that its fibers can end up in the lining of a person’s abdomen, heart, or lungs. Many people are not aware that they have been exposed to the deadly substance until a terminal cancer diagnosis is made several years or decades after exposure.Our Mesothelioma Lawyers Will Travel to You
Our legal counsel is so committed to helping mesothelioma victims that we are willing to meet you at the most convenient location even if that is your hospital room. We do not ask for any payment unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you, which is why you should not worry about paying legal fees upfront. From start to finish, we will remain committed to your case and obtaining the compensation that you deserve. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can also schedule an initial consultation with us online.