Rhode Island Mesothelioma
At the Throneberry Law Group, we provide compassionate and focused legal representation to people diagnosed with mesothelioma as well as their family members. Behind our legal approach is an understanding of just how life-changing a mesothelioma diagnosis can be. Our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to the condition and remains committed to making sure that each mesothelioma victim obtains the best possible results.
Some of the individuals that we have been able to obtain compensation for live in Coventry, Cranston, Cumberland, East Providence, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, West Warwick, Woonsocket, and other parts of Rhode Island.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that 192 people in Rhode Island died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015, with the highest mesothelioma rate in the state occurring in Providence county. While workers engaged in the education, manufacturing, shipbuildings, and brewery industries as well as the military are at elevated risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma, many Rhode Island residents encounter asbestos on a near daily basis.Asbestos Exposure at Rhode Island Power Plants
Before its dangers were widely known, power plants used large amounts of asbestos due to the substance’s heat and fire-resistant qualities. Even today, asbestos can be found in many types of machinery used at power plants including boilers, steam pipes, and pumps. One of the locations in Rhode Island where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos is the United Nuclear Corporation.Rhode Island Shipyards and Asbestos Exposure
The shipbuilding industry also highly valued asbestos for many years due to the substance’s durable nature. Asbestos was not only used as insulation, it was placed in many pieces of equipment including turbines and gaskets. One of the shipyards in Rhode Island where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos is at the Newport Naval Yard.The Risk of Asbestos Exposure Among Rhode Island Residents
There is one known location with naturally occurring asbestos in Rhode Island. A large amount of asbestos is also contained in numerous construction materials including floor tiles and insulation that are found in buildings throughout Rhode Island. While asbestos is not dangerous if it is left undisturbed, once moved, asbestos particles can come loose and end up in the lining of a person’s abdomen, heart, and lungs. Most people are not aware that they have been exposed to asbestos until years or decades after an initial encounter when a cancer diagnosis is made.Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Attorney Today
Our attorneys understand the numerous obstacles faced by mesothelioma victims. If you have difficulties with mobility after a mesothelioma diagnosis, our attorneys are prepared to meet with you at a location of your choosing. We also understand that many mesothelioma victims worry about how they will be able to pay for an attorney and keep up with medical bills. For this reason, we do not ask for attorney’s fees unless are able to obtain compensation from the party responsible for the asbestos exposure. Contact our law office today by scheduling an appointment with us online or calling (888) 506-1131.