New Mexico Mesothelioma
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney like the legal counsel at The Throneberry Law Group. Not only does our legal counsel have an understanding of the complex laws involved with mesothelioma cases, after losing his father-in-law to the condition, our principal attorney understands just how devastating a mesothelioma diagnosis can be.
We have helped many mesothelioma victims in New Mexico and throughout the country. We have helped secure compensation for New Mexico residents in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe, and South Valley.
The Centers for Disease Control report that between 1999 to 2015, 226 New Mexico residents died from mesothelioma. While all residents of New Mexico are at risk of being exposed to asbestos, workers who are engaged in the oil refinery, power plant, mining, and railroad industries as well as the military are at increased risk of being exposed to mesothelioma.Asbestos Exposure at New Mexico Power Plants
Power plants in New Mexico depended on asbestos for many years due to the substance’s heat and fire-resistant qualities. As a result, asbestos still remains in many different types of power plant machinery including pumps, tanks, and valves. A few of the power plants in New Mexico where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:
- Albuquerque Gas & Electric Company
- The Four Corners Power Plant
- San Juan Powerhouse
- United Nuclear Corporation
The oil refinery industry also favored asbestos for many years due to the substance’s durable nature. Some of the oil refineries in New Mexico where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include Navajo Refining located in Artesia and Giant Refining located in Bloomfield.The Frequency of Asbestos Exposure for New Mexico Residents
There 11 known naturally occurring asbestos sites in New Mexico. There are also many buildings and structures in New Mexico that still contain asbestos. Whether at work or on the job, individuals in New Mexico encounter asbestos on a regular basis. It should be understood, however, that asbestos is often not dangerous unless it is moved or touched. Once asbestos is disrupted, there is a risk that its fibers will come loose and be inhaled. After lodging in the lining of the lungs or abdomen, asbestos can lead to a terminal cancer diagnosis years or decades after the initial exposure.Speak With a Mesothelioma Attorney Today
If you need the assistance of an experienced mesothelioma attorney, do not hesitate to contact our law firm. If your condition has left you unable to travel, we are willing to meet you at a location of your choosing in New Mexico. We also understand that many mesothelioma victims are concerned about how they will pay for medical bills, which is why we do not ask for any legal fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can also schedule an appointment online.