Minnesota Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Minnesota. 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 Minnesota including Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Eagan, Coon Rapids and Burnsville to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in Minnesota 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 school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Minnesota include power plants and oil refineries.
Power Plants in Minnesota Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. The power plants in Minnesota with known asbestos exposure include:
- Monticello Nuclear Power Plant,
- Hoot Lake Nuclear Power Plant in Fergus Falls,
- Big Stone Lake Plant in Fergus Falls and
- Prairie Island in Welch.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Minnesota
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 Minnesota include Marathon in St. Paul Park and Koch Petroleum in Rosemont.
Steel Mills and Metalworks in Minnesota 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 mills and metalworks in Minnesota known for asbestos exposure include Carley Foundry, Inc., Dotson Company and Trussbilt.
Construction Worker and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Minnesota
Individuals in Minnesota 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 Minnesota 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.