Tennessee Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Tennessee. 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 Tennessee including Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Johnson City, Kingsport and Hendersonville to recover compensation for mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.
Individuals in Tennessee 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 Tennessee include paper and pulp mills, chemical plants and power plants. Other jobsites known for the risk of asbestos exposure include shipyards, steel mills/metal works and oil refineries.
Power Plants in Tennessee 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. An example of a utility in Tennessee that used asbestos extensively in its facilities is the Tennessee Valley Authority. Examples of power plants in Tennessee known for asbestos exposure include:
- Chattanooga Nuclear Powerhouse,
- Knoxville Atomic Power Plant,
- Williams Energy in Memphis,
- Soddy-Daisy Nuclear Power Station and
- Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant.
Paper and Pulp Mills in Tennessee Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is paper manufacturing in Tennessee. 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. International Paper Company, for example, has its headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee and used asbestos extensively in its operations. There still are many more companies related to the paper and pulp industry that have used asbestos placing its employees at risk.
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in Tennessee
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 Tennessee includes Dupont in Hickory, Tennessee.
Older Buildings and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Tennessee
Individuals in Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 888-506-1011 or contact us online for a free consultation.