Wichita Mesothelioma Attorney
Many industries in the Wichita, Kansas, area depended heavily on asbestos. So, Kansas has one of the highest mesothelioma fatality rates in the country. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that’s difficult to diagnose and nearly impossible to treat. Asbestos exposure causes other serious diseases as well, including lung diseases such as pleural thickening and asbestosis.
Due to the severity of their injuries, asbestos exposure victims need and deserve substantial compensation. The diligent Wichita mesothelioma attorneys at the Throneberry Law Group know what it takes to obtain this compensation in court. We apply the same proven methods to your case that have obtained lie-changing results for other families. We also approach your case with the same commitment that has served us so well for so many years.At-Risk Industries
Wichita is home to several major chemical companies, aircraft manufacturers, and insulation manufacturers, three of the most intensive asbestos-using industries in the United States.
Chemical engineers, technicians, and other workers produce a wide range of products, including basic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, soap, cleaning compounds, resins, synthetic rubber, and artificial synthetic fibers and filaments. Back in the day, these chemical workers often wore asbestos-laced protective gear. Major chemical plants in the Wichita area include:
- Harcros Chemical and
- Chemical Sealing Corporation.
Protective gear no longer contains asbestos. However, many facilities still contain asbestos in the walls, ceilings, and throughout the structure.
In the early days of jet aviation, engineers struggled to contain heat and reduce the risk of fire. These engineers usually turned to asbestos at manufacturing facilities like:
- TWA, and
Aircraft no longer contain asbestos. Most of these companies stopped using asbestos in the 1980s. But as is the case with chemical companies, the factories themselves remain poisonous.
Insulation manufacturing might be the most asbestos-laden industry in the United States. For many years, many companies sold cheap asbestos insulation to property and business owners throughout Kansas. Notable insulation manufacturers in Wichita include:
- Diversified Insulation/Shelter Shield/WRG, and
- Georgia Pacific/Bestwall Gypsum.
Cross-contamination was also a significant risk at these facilities, Vermiculite, the substance that mostly replaced asbestos insulation, often was embedded with microscopic asbestos fibers.What to Look for in a Wichita Mesothelioma Lawyer
Experience might be the most important quality in a lawyer. This experience should include a track record of success. A losing basketball team that returns all its starters is an experienced losing team.
Accessibility is important as well. When you have a question or comment, your lawyer, not a non-lawyer assistant, should address your concern. Physical accessibility is important as well. Many mesothelioma victims are very old and very sick.
Do not forget dedication. Asbestos exposure cases are very complex. They are difficult to prove and involve multiple legal options. Your Wichita mesothelioma lawyer must not be a lawyer who handles a few asbestos exposure cases on the side.Work With a Hard-Hitting Wichita Mesothelioma Attorney
In many ways, Kansas is ground zero for asbestos contamination. For a free consultation with an experienced Wichita mesothelioma lawyer, contact the Throneberry Law Group. Virtual, home, and after-hours visits are available.