For people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is often a wise idea to quickly obtain the assistance of an attorney who will help them fight for adequate compensation. At The Throneberry Law Group, we have helped a great many mesothelioma victim and know what it takes to make sure that your case resolves in a positive manner. Behind our legal practice is a principal attorney who understands just how sudden and devastating a mesothelioma diagnosis can be after losing his father-in-law to the disease.
We have helped many mesothelioma victims in Wyoming obtain the compensation that they deserve, including people in Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Evanston, Gillette, Green River, Laramie, Riverton, Rock Springs, and Sheridan.
Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control show that Wyoming has a much higher than average mesothelioma death rate, with 109 Wyoming residents dying from the condition between 1999 and 2015. The state's Natrona and Laramie counties have the highest mesothelioma death rates. Wyoming workers in the oil refinery, power, chemical plant, and education industries are at the greatest risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma.Asbestos Exposure at Wyoming Power Plants
Power plants in Wyoming used large amount of asbestos for many years due to the material’s durable qualities. Asbestos can still be found in a variety of machinery including boilers, turbines, and valves. Many Wyoming power plant workers were exposed to asbesto over the years at locations such as:
- David Johnson Power Plant
- Gillette Power Plant
- Green River Power Plant
- Jim Bridger Power Station
There is a great deal of petroleum in Wyoming, and as a result, the state is home to numerous oil refineries. For years, the oil refinery industry depended on asbestos as a type of insulation in various pieces of refinery equipment. Some of the locations in Wyoming where oil refinery workers were exposed to asbestos include:
- Husky Oil Refinery
- Sinclair Oil Refinery
- Standard Oil
- Texaco Oil Refineries
- Wyoming Refining
There are 12 known naturally occurring asbestos sites in Wyoming. There are also still many buildings in Wyoming that contain asbestos in floor tiles and insulation. If left undisturbed, asbestos is not dangerous. It is only when asbestos is moved that its fibers can come loose. If inhaled, asbestos fibers that end up lodged in the internal lining of a person’s vital organs can eventually lead to several forms of deadly cancer.Our Mesothelioma Lawyers Will Come to You
There are many common concerns held by mesothelioma patients, which is why our attorneys take the steps necessary to make certain that your case resolves in a positive manner. If you are unable to travel due to the seriousness of your condition, our attorneys are prepared to come to you. We also do not ask for any legal fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you, which means that you need not worry upfront about how to pay for an attorney. From start to finish, we will remain committed to the best possible resolution of your case. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131 or schedule an initial appointment by contacting us online.