A mesothelioma diagnosis is life-changing, which is why the attorneys at The Throneberry Law Group focus on providing the most dedicated and aggressive legal representation possible. One of the reasons behind our compassionate approach to mesothelioma cases is that our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to the devastating condition.
We have helped numerous people in Vermont obtain compensation from the parties responsible for their asbestos exposure, including individuals in Barre, Bennington, Brattlesboro, Burlington, Colchester, Essex, Hartford, Milton, Rutland, and South Burlington.
The Centers for Disease Control report that 91 people in Vermont died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015. Chittenden and Windsor counties have the highest mesothelioma rates in the states. While all Vermont residents are at risk of being exposed to mesothelioma, some of the people who are at substantial risk include those engaged in the mining, power plant, and paper mill industries.Asbestos Exposure at Vermont Power Plants
Before the 1980s, power plants relied on asbestos due to its heat and fire resistant qualities and used the substance in numerous types of machinery including boilers, tanks, and valves. One of the power plants in Vermont where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos is the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant located in Windham County.Vermont Paper Mills and Asbestos Exposure
Another industry that valued asbestos is the paper industry, which utilized the material in drying machines and other types of paper production equipment. Some of the paper mills where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include Green Mountain Paper and the White Mountain Paper Company.Vermont Residents and the Risk of Asbestos Exposure
There are 22 naturally-ocurring asbestos deposits in Vermont. For this reason, the material has been used in buildings and structures all over the state in floor tiles and wallboards. Some of the public facilities in Vermont where it has been determined that workers were exposed to asbestos include:
- Brattleboro Hildreth Printing
- Brattleboro High School
- Brattleboro Hospital
- Brattleboro Howard Johnson's
- Gilman Paper Company
- Montpelier Capitol Office Building
- Newport Hospital
- Rutland High School
- Rutland Hospital
- Springfield Hospital
- The University of Vermont
- The VA Hospital in White River Junction
Asbestos is often not dangerous unless it is moved. If the substance is disrupted in any way, its fibers can be shaken loose and breathed in by those nearby. Once inhaled, the fibers can end up in the internal lining surrounding a person’s heart, abdomen, or lungs.Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
Mesothelioma is a particularly aggressive disease, which is why if the condition has left you unable to travel, our lawyers will come to you. You should not worry about how you will pay for your legal fees. Instead, our attorneys do not ask for legal fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you from the party responsible for your asbestos exposure. Contact our law firm today by calling 888-506-1131 You can also schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers online.