If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should not hesitate to speak with an experienced and sympathetic attorney. We understand the numerous complications that can arise following a mesothelioma diagnosis because our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to the condition.
Some of the people in Utah whom we have helped pursue compensation have lived in Layton, Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy, Taylorsville, Ogden, Orem, Saint Georgia, West Jordan, and West Valley City.
The Centers for Disease Control report that 259 people in Utah have died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015. The central and western counties of Utah have a higher mesothelioma rate than the rest of the state. While all Utah residents are likely to encounter asbestos on a frequent basis, workers who are engaged in the petroleum, chemical, and mining industries are at increased risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma.Utah Power Plants and Asbestos Exposure
Before the dangers of asbestos were widely known, power plants commonly used asbestos due to the substance’s heat and fire resistent properties. As a result, asbestos still remains in numerous pieces of machinery found at power plants including tanks and valves. One of the power plants in Utah where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos is Intermountain Power, which is located in Delta.Asbestos Exposure at Utah Oil Refineries
The oil refinery industry also placed significant valuable on the durable nature of asbestos. As a result, many oil refinery workers were exposed to asbestos. Some of the oil refineries in Utah where asbestos was used include Inland Refining and Phillips Petroleum in Wood Cross as well as Standard Oil Refinery in Salt Lake City.Utah Chemical Plants and Asbestos Exposure
Because asbestos is resistant to numerous types of chemical reactions, the substance was once highly utilized by chemical plants. Some of the chemical plants where Utah workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include American Oil, Chevron, and Standard Oil Refineries.The Danger of Asbestos Exposure for Utah Residents
There are seven naturally occurring asbestos deposits in Utah. There are also still many asbestos containing materials in Utah because it was commonly placed in construction materials like floor tiles and wall board. While asbestos is often safe if left undisturbed, asbestos that is inhaled can end up firmly embedded in the linings of a person’s heart, abdomen, and lungs.Our Mesothelioma Attorneys Will Fight for the Best Possible Results
At The Throneberry Law Group, we have helped a number of mesothelioma victims and understand the obstacles that they commonly face. As a result, if your condition has left you unable to travel, our attorneys are prepared to meet you at whatever location is agreeable. We also offer a free case evaluation, during which time we will discuss your various available options to pursue compensation. Many people worry about how they will pay for an attorney when medical bills associated with mesothelioma are piling up, which is why we do not ask for any fees unless we reach a successful outcome in your case. To schedule an initial consultation, you can contact us at (888) 506-1131 or send us a message online.