Virginia Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Virginia. 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 Virginia including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Arlington, Newport News, Hampton, Alexandria, Portsmouth and Roanoke to recover compensation for mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.
Individuals in Virginia 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 Virginia include shipyards, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries.
Power Plants in Virginia Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. 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 Virginia known for asbestos exposure include:
- Charleston Nuclear Power Plant,
- Patco Electric in Alexandria,
- Fort Lee Boiler Room & Electric Company in Hopewell,
- Lasalle Atomic Powerhouse,
- North Anna Nuclear Power Plant in Mineral,
- Chesterfield Electric in Richmond,
- Surry Nuclear Power Plant and
- Chesapeake Paper Powerhouse in West Point.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Virginia
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 Virginia include BP Amoco in York Town and Primary Refining in Richmond.
Shipyards in Virginia Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and navy veterans 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 Virginia include:
- Colonna’s Shipyard in Norfolk,
- Little Creek Amphibious Base at Virginia Beach,
- Lyon Shipyard,
- National Shipyards,
- Newport News Naval Shipyard,
- Norfolk Naval Shipyard,
- PHILLYSHIP of Norfolk in Portsmouth,
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and
- USX Shipyard.
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in Virginia
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 Virginia include Dupont and Dow Chemical in Richmond.
Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Virginia
Individuals in Virginia 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. Older buildings in Virginia known for asbestos exposure include Alexandria VA Hospital and Richmond College.
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 Virginia 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.