Delaware Asbestos Lawyer
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Delaware. 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 Delaware including Dover, Delaware City, New Castle, Seaford and Wilmington to name a few to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in Delaware may be exposed to asbestos at either their occupation, jobsite 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 Delaware include shipyards, steel mills/metal works, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Delaware
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. Oil refineries in Delaware include:
- Atlantic Oil,
- Delaware City Refinery,
- Getty Oil Company,
- Motiva Enterprises,
- Sunoil Company,
- Texaco Refinery and
- Tidewater Refinery.
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in Delaware
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is chemical manufacturing. People exposed to asbestos at these chemical plants may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. One such chemical plant in Delaware includes Dupont Chemical Company in Seaford.
Asbestos Exposure at Dover Air Force Base
Dover Air Force Base and the facilities were built prior to the 1980s. People living and working at the base prior to the 1980s could have been exposed to or came in direct contact with asbestos containing materials(ACMs). Others who may have been exposed to ACMs include those who built the facilities at Dover Air Force Base. The at-risk occupations include constructions workers, welders, electricians, maintenance technicians, plumbers, mechanics, HVAC technicians.
Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Delaware
Individuals in Delaware 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 school buildings, older 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 Delaware 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.