North Carolina Mesothelioma
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should not hesitate to obtain the assistance of a compassionate attorney from The Throneberry Law Group. Unlike most law firms, our principal attorney understands just how difficult a diagnosis of mesothelioma can be because he lost his father-in-law to the devastating condition.
While we practice throughout the country, we have helped numerous mesothelioma victims in North Carolina including people in Asheville, Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, High Point, Raleigh, and Winston Salem obtain compensation after asbestos exposure.
The Centers for Disease Control report that approximately 696 North Carolina residents died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015. Even today, most North Carolina residents are at risk of encountering asbestos-containing material on a daily basis. Some of the workers who are at increased risk of asbestos exposure include those engaged in the steel mill, shipbuilding, and manufacturing industries, as well as the military.Asbestos Exposure at North Carolina Power Plants
For many years, power plants depended on asbestos due to the substance’s heat and fire-resistant capacities. As a result, asbestos still remains in many types of equipment at power plants, including boilers, steam pipes, and tanks. Some of the power plants in North Carolina where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:
- Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant in Southport
- J&H Power Group
- McGuire Nuclear Power Plant in Huntersville
- Shearon Harris Plant
Fort Bragg, which is located in Fayetteville, is one of the military bases in the state where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos. The base was constructed in 1918 when asbestos was commonly used in construction materials. As a result, numerous military workers as well as their families at Fort Bragg were dangerously exposed to asbestos.The Danger of Asbestos Exposure for North Carolina Residents
With at least 49 asbestos deposits, North Carolina has one of the highest rates of naturally occurring asbestos. Additionally, while at home and on the job, many North Carolina residents encounter asbestos because there are still many buildings and structures in the state that contain construction material made from asbestos. While asbestos is rarely dangerous if left untouched, the substance becomes dangerous once it is moved. After a person inhales asbestos fibers, these fragments can end up in the lining of a person’s vital organs, which can lead to a deadly cancer diagnosis years or even decades later.Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Attorney
There are many concerns that mesothelioma patients have. One of these concerns is not being able to travel to a consultation with an attorney. In these situations, our legal counsel will travel to meet you at a convenient location. Other clients are concerned about how they will be able to pay attorney’s fees. Our law firm does not ask for any payment unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. From start to finish, we will remain committed to making sure that you obtain adequate compensation. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can also schedule an initial consultation with us online.