At the Throneberry Law Group, we are dedicated to providing the most compassionate legal representation possible. From start to finish, we remain committed to making certain that our client’s cases resolve in the best possible manner. Behind our legal practice is a principal attorney who understands just how life-changing a mesothelioma diagnosis is after losing his father-in-law to the disease.
While we help mesothelioma victims throughout the country, we have particular experience helping Oklahoma mesothelioma victims pursue the compensation they deserve. Some of the people that we have helped live in Broken Arrow, Edmond, Enid, Lawton, Midwest City, Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City, Stillwater, and Tulsa.
The Centers for Disease Control report that between 1999 and 2015, there were 393 deaths in Oklahoma due to mesothelioma. The state's southern counties tend to have a higher rate of mesothelioma diagnoses. Workers who are engaged in the industries of oil and natural gas, agriculture, power plants, and the military are at increased risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma.Asbestos Exposure at Oklahoma Power Plants
There are various power companies in Oklahoma. Many of these companies used asbestos as an insulation material before it was discovered that exposure to asbestos can result in several deadly diseases. Some of the locations where it has been determined that Oklahoma residents were exposed to mesothelioma include:
- The Garson Light and Power Company
- Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company
- Ponca City Municipal Electric System
Oklahoma has a long history of oil refinery operations. Before it was determined that asbestos exposure led to cancer diagnoses, the substance was utilized in numerous types of equipment at oil refineries to reduce the risk of fires. Some of the refineries in Oklahoma where it has been determined that workers were exposed to asbestos include:
- Gary-Williams Energy
- Sinclair Oil
Due to Oklahoma’s long history with asbestos, there are still many buildings and structures in the state that contain asbestos. Many people still encounter asbestos-containing materials on a daily basis, whether it is at home or on the job. While asbestos is not dangerous if left undisturbed, the substance can become dangerous is moved in any way. If a person inhales asbestos fibers, the fragments can end up embedded in the lining of a person’s vital organs. Many people are not even aware that they have been exposed to asbestos until years or decades later when a mesothelioma diagnosis is made.Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is often in your best interest to obtain the assistance of an experienced attorney. We understand that many mesothelioma victims are unable to travel, which is why we are prepared to meet you in a location of your choosing, even if it is a hospital room. We also understand that many mesothelioma victims worry about how they will pay an attorney in addition to numerous mounting medical bills, which is why we do not require a fee until we are successful obtaining compensation for you. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. You can also schedule a consultation with us online.