A mesothelioma diagnosis is life-changing, which is why at The Throneberry Law Group, we focus on providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation to people who have been impacted by the condition. While we have experience helping various mesothelioma victims pursue compensation, our principal attorney also understands firsthand just how devastating it can be to lose a loved one to the disease.
We have helped mesothelioma victims pursue compensation in Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Waukesha, and West Allis.
The Centers for Disease Control report that the mesothelioma death rate in Wisconsin is much higher than in most other states. In the period between 1999 and 2015, 1,038 people in Wisconsin died from mesothelioma. The highest mesothelioma death rates in the state are found in the state's metropolitan areas including Duluth, Green Bay, and Milwaukee. While all Wisconsin residents are at risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma, people who are engaged in the paper mill, energy, and shipbuilding industries are at substantial risk of being diagnosed with the condition.Asbestos Exposure at Wisconsin Power Plants
For many years, power plants in Wisconsin relied on asbestos due to the material’s fire and heat resistant qualities. As a result of its durable nature, asbestos was utilized in certain pieces of equipment found at power plants including tanks and valves. Some of the power plants where Wisconsin workers were exposed to asbestos include:
- French Island Power Plant
- Kenosha Fossil Plant
- Kewaunee Nuclear Plant
- Oak Creek Power Plant
- Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant
Numerous oil refineries in Wisconsin also depended heavily on asbestos due to the material’s ability to resist heat and fire. Wisconsin workers were exposed to asbestos at Murphy Oil USA, located in Superior, as well as many other locations.Asbestos Exposure at Wisconsin Paper and Pulp Mills
Wisconsin is home to the country’s largest paper production industry. For many years, asbestos was used in paper processing equipment, including adhesives and drying felts. Some of the Wisconsin paper mills where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:
- Georgia Pacific
- Tomahawk Wisconsin Paper Mill
There are two natural asbestos deposits in Wisconsin. The material was used for many years in construction projects all over the state. While asbestos is not dangerous when it is left untouched, once disturbed, asbestos fibers can end up lodged in the lining of a person’s vital organs. Many people who are dangerously exposed to asbestos are not even aware that they have been until years or decades later when a deadly diagnosis is made.Speak With an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
Our attorneys have helped many Wisconsin mesothelioma victims obtain the compensation they deserve. Mesothelioma is an aggressive disease, which means that if you are left unable to travel after a diagnosis, our attorneys are prepared to travel to you. If you are hesitant to pursue a legal case out of fear of attorney’s fees, it is important to know that we do not ask for any legal fees up front. From the moment we are retained as legal counsel, we will take all steps necessary to make certain that your case resolves in the best possible manner. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131. An initial consultation can also be scheduled online.