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The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Maine. 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 Maine including Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn, Brunswick, Biddeford, Sanford, Augusta and Scarborough to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.

Individuals in Maine may be exposed to asbestos at 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 school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Maine include shipyards, chemical plants, power plants, steel mills and paper and pulp mills.

Power Plants in Maine Known for Asbestos Exposure

Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. Until the 1970’s, asbestos insulation was used in power plant equipment such as turbines, boilers, tanks, pumps, steam pipes, valves and other equipment throughout the power plant. As a result, workers in the utility industry were at high risk of exposure to asbestos-containing products. Power plants in Maine known to be a high risk of asbestos exposure include the Yankee Nuclear Power Plant and Central Main Power Plant in Wiscasset, Maine Central Power & Light in Augusta, Bath Powerhouse, Caribou Powerhouse and Bangor Hydro-Electric in Vezie.

Shipyards in Maine Known for Asbestos Exposure

Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and military personnel often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were boilers, insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement to name a few. Shipyards in Maine include the Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Steel Mills and Metalworks in Maine 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 metal works in Maine known for asbestos exposure includes Bath Iron Works

Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in Maine

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. Some chemical plants in Maine includes Union Chemicals Company in South Hope and American Cyanamid in Sanford.

Paper and Pulp Mills in Maine Known for Asbestos Exposure

Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is paper manufacturing in Maine. Paper and pulp mill workers often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement to name a few. Paper and Pulp Mills in Maine include Callais Paper, Rumford Paper Mill, Oxford Paper Company, International Paper Mill in Woodland and Jay, Jay Paper Mill, Scott Paper in Waterville and Frazer Paper Company in Madawaska.

Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Maine

Individuals in Maine 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. Examples of old buildings known for asbestos exposure includes Setin and Thayer Hospital in Waterville, St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, Van Buren Hospital, Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan, and Holden Hospital

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 Maine 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.