Alaska Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Alaska. 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 Alaska including but not limited to Anchorage, Juneau, Ketchikan and Glennallen to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in Alaska can be exposed to asbestos at either their workplace or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and elementary school teacher. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Alaska include pulp mills, marine repair facilities, seafood processing plants and power plants.
Power Plants in Alaska Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. The power plants in Alaska with known asbestos exposure include:
- Aurora Power,
- Beluga Power Station,
- Bernice Lake Powerhouse,
- Mantuska Electric Association,
- Golden Valley Power Plant,
- Chugach Electric and
- Carl E. Bailey Generating Station.
Shipyards in Alaska 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. One such shipyard in Alaska known for asbestos exposure is the Seward Ship’s Drydock.
Asbestos Exposure in Alaska at Oil Refineries
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is oil refining. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Some oil refineries in Alaska include ARCO Alaska, Petro Star, Tesoro Alaska Co. and Williams Alaska Petroleum.
Exposure to Asbestos Containing Materials in Alaska
Individuals in Alaska 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 Alaska 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 888-505-1131 or contact us online for a free consultation.