South Carolina Mesothelioma
At the Throneberry Law Group, we are dedicated to bringing the most compassionate and dedicated legal representation possible. Unlike many other law firms, we have firsthand knowledge of how devastating the loss of a loved one to mesothelioma can be; our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to the disease.
Our mesothelioma attorneys have helped numerous victims throughout South Carolina, including individuals in Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Rock Hill, Spartanburg, and Sumter.
The Centers for Disease Control report that between 1999 and 2015, 533 people in South Carolina died from mesothelioma. Workers in the state who are part of the shipbuilding, energy, and paper industries as well as the military are at significant risk of being exposed to asbestos, but many other types of workers including elementary school teachers are likely to come into contact with asbestos on a daily basis.Asbestos Exposure at South Carolina Power Plants
Before the 1980s, power plants relied on asbestos due to the substance’s heat and fire resistant properties. As a result, asbestos can still be found in many turbines, boilers, and tanks at power plants today. Some of the locations where South Carolina workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:
- Catawba Nuclear Power Plant
- Oconee Nuclear Power Plant
- Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station.
As a state along the Atlantic ocean, the shipbuilding industry has long roots in South Carolina. Before the practice discontinued due to the inherent dangers, asbestos was used as insulation in countless numbers of ships as well as machinery found at shipyards including gaskets and pumps. Some of the locations in South Carolina where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:
- Braswell Services Group
- Carolina Shipping Company
- Charleston Navy Shipyards
- Detyens Shipyards, Incorporated
There are eight known locations of naturally occurring asbestos in South Carolina, and the state's highest mesothelioma rates are in the counties located along the coast. Many other workers and residents of South Carolina encounter asbestos on a daily basis, as well. One of the reasons for this high rate of exposure is that many buildings in the state still contain asbestos in the form of floor tiles and wall board. In its resting state, asbestos is not dangerous, but once moved, there is a risk that fibers from the substance will become inhaled and end up lodge in the linings of a person’s vital organs.Discover How an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer Can Help
At the Throneberry law Group, we understand that a mesothelioma diagnosis can be scary, which is why we do whatever we can to reduce obstacles that arise. If you are unable to travel due to your condition, our legal counsel is prepared to travel wherever is convenient to meet with you. If you are unable to pay for attorney’s fees, please know that we do not ask for a fee unless are successful in obtaining compensation for you from the responsible party. Contact our law office today online or by calling (888) 506-1131 to schedule an initial free consultation.