Alabama Asbestos Lawyer
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Alabama. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father’s death.
Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across Alabama including Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and Auburn to recover compensation for mesothelioma.
Individuals in Alabama are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or jobsite. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics, welders and elementary school teacher. Some jobsites known for asbestos exposure include metal/steel works, power plants and shipyards.
Power Plants in Alabama Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. The power plants in Alabama with known asbestos exposure include:
- James H Miller Electric Plant,
- Green County Steam Plant,
- Barry Power Plant,
- Browns Ferry Power Plant,
- Colbert Fossil Plant,
- Farley Nuclear Power Plant,
- Gaston Steam Power Plant and
- Gorges Electric Generating Power Plant
These worksites that have been identified as a risk to asbestos exposure from ACMs. Asbestos containing insulation, for example, was widely used during the construction of these plants.
Shipyards in Alabama Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair often used asbestos because of its heat resistance and insulating qualities. Shipyards in Alabama known for asbestos exposure are the Alabama Dry Dock and Bender Shipbuilding.
Metalworks in Alabama Known for Asbestos Exposure
Industries that use electricity, heat and flames in its processes have often used asbestos in the past due to the insulating and pliable properties of asbestos. The steel or iron mill in Alabama known for asbestos exposure is the Birmingham Steel Corporation.
Exposure to Asbestos Containing Materials in Alabama
Individuals in Alabama are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs.
The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.
We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel throughout Alabama to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.
We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 888-506-1131 or contact us online for a free consultation.