Nebraska Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Nebraska. 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 Nebraska including Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, Hastings, North Platte, Norfolk and Columbus to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Individuals in Nebraska 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 Nebraska include power plants, railroad companies and those related to the petroleum industry. Other high risk occupations for asbestos exposure include shipyards, steel mills/metal works and chemical plants.
Power Plants in Nebraska 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 Nebraska with known asbestos exposure include:
- Canaday Station,
- Cooper Nuclear Power Plant,
- Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant,
- Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant,
- Gerald Gentleman Station (GGS),
- Hallam Nuclear Power Facility,
- Sheldon Station at Hellam and
- West Point Municipal Power Plant.
Petroleum Industry and Asbestos Exposure in Nebraska
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the petroleum industry. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries, for example, may be at risk of developing mesothelioma.
Railroad Workers and Asbestos Exposure in Nebraska
The railroad companies used asbestos extensively even though it new that asbestos exposed a serious health threat to railroad workers. Up to the 1970s, the railroad industry used asbestos contaminated products at the detriment of the railroad workers. Examples of the products in the railroad industry that contained asbestos include boilers, brake shoes, gaskets, clutches, insulation, adhesives and fire retardant clothing. As a result, railroad workers exposure to asbestos in Nebraska, they may be at risk of developing mesothelioma.
Older Buildings and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Nebraska
Individuals in Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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.