South Dakota Mesothelioma
A mesothelioma diagnosis is life changing. At The Throneberry Law Group we understand the numerous obstacles that can arise after you or a loved one is diagnosed, which is why we provide the most aggressive legal representation and compassionate support possible. Our principal attorney lost his own father-in-law to the disease.
We have helped mesothelioma victims in Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Watertown, and Yankton.
The Centers for Disease Control report that 104 residents of South Dakota died from mesothelioma between 1999 to 2015. Workers who are employed in the agriculture, power plant, and education industries in the state are at an elevated risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Most people in the state, however, come into interaction with asbestos on a frequent basis.Asbestos Exposure at South Dakota Power Plants
Before the dangers of asbestos exposure were widely known, the material was placed in numerous pieces of equipment found at power plants, including turbines and tanks. Some of the power plants in the state where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:
- Angus Anson Power Plant
- Big Stone Power Plant
- Pathfinder Power Plant
For many years, missile silos in South Dakota were constructed with asbestos. As a result, construction workers as well as military members and civilians who lived close to the silos were exposed to dangerous asbestos.Asbestos Exposure at South Dakota Oil Refineries
While not as common as in other states, South Dakota had several oil refineries including the American Oil Refinery, BP Amoco, and Standard Oil. Unfortunately, many workers have been exposed to asbestos at these locations.South Dakota Residents are at Risk of Asbestos Exposure
There are two natural amphibole deposits of asbestos located along South Dakota's western border as well as another site close to the Jewel National Cave. There are also several former asbestos mines and three natural asbestos deposits in the state. Additionally, many pieces of construction material including wall boards and floor tiles still contain asbestos. As a result, it is common for South Dakota residents to come into contact with asbestos. Left untouched, asbestos is not dangerous. If disturbed, however, asbestos fibers can come loose and when inhaled, can end up lodged in the linings of a person’s internal organs.Speak With a Seasoned Mesothelioma Attorney
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is often in your best interest to obtain the assistance of an experienced lawyer. If your medical condition has left you unable to travel, our attorneys will meet with you at a location of your choosing. We do not ask for any fees unless we obtain compensation for you, which means that while we worry about winning your case, you can focus on your health. Contact us today either online or by calling 888-506-1131 to schedule an initial consultation.