At the Throneberry Law Group, we are dedicated providing strong and compassionate legal representation to people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Our legal practice is led by a principal attorney who lost his father-in-law to mesothelioma and understands just how devastating such a diagnosis can be. We remain committed to making sure that your case has a positive outcome.
Our law firm has helped numerous individuals throughout Tennessee obtain compensation including individuals in Chattanooga, Clarksville, Hendersonville, Jackson, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis, Murfreesboro, and Nashville obtain the compensation they deserve from parties who are responsible for the exposure.
The Centers for Disease Control report that 737 people in Tennessee died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015, with southeastern Tennessee having the highest death rate. Individuals who are engaged in the paper, energy, and automobile industries are at elevated risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma, but many other types of workers including administrative assistants and elementary school teachers encounter asbestos on a frequent basis.Asbestos Exposure at Tennessee Power Plants
Before the 1980s, many power plants used asbestos due to the material’s heat and fire resistant qualities. Asbestos remains in many types of power plant equipment even today, including steam pipes and valves. Some of the power plants in Texas where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:
- Chattanooga Nuclear Powerhouse
- Knoxville Atomic Power Plant
- Williams Energy in Memphis
- Soddy-Daisy Nuclear Power Station
- Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant
Much like the power plant industry, paper and pulp mills also highly valued asbestos for many years due to the substance’s durable nature. As a result, asbestos was place in many different types of equipment used in the paper production process. Tennessee is home to several of the largest paper and pulp companies in the country including Evergreen Packaging company, which is located in Memphis as well as several other large paper and pulp mills where workers were exposed to asbestos.Asbestos Exposure at Tennessee Chemical Plants
Chemical plants are another industry that used a large amount of asbestos due to the material’s ability to resist fires. One of the chemical plants in Tennessee where it has been determined that workers were exposed to asbestos is the Dupont plant located in Hickory.The Risk of Asbestos Exposure for Tennessee Residents
As one of the sites for the government's Manhattan project, Tennesseeans worried for several decades about exposure to radiation. These fears about radiation have gradually given way to fear about exposure by Tennessee residents to radiation. It might be surprising to learn, but a large number of Tennessee residents encounter asbestos on a daily basis. One reason for the frequency of this exposure is that asbestos was once used in many different types of construction materials including wall board and floor tiles, which remain in buildings throughout Tennessee. Untouched, asbestos is not very dangerous. Once disturbed, however, asbestos fibers can come loose and if inhaled, can end up in the lining of a person’s heart, lungs, or abdomen.Our Mesothelioma Attorneys Will Come to You
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer. If your condition has left you unable to travel, our attorneys are ready to meet you wherever is necessary. You should not worry about how you will pay for your legal fees because we do not ask for any payment unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. An initial consultation with our firm can also be scheduled online.