Wisconsin Asbestos Attorney
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin including Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine, Appleton, Waukesha, Oshkosh, Eau Claire and West Allis to recover compensation for mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.
Individuals in Wisconsin 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, utility and power plant workers, paper and pulp mill workers and school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Wisconsin include power plants, paper and pulp mills and oil refineries. Other industries where there is a high risk for asbestos exposure includes shipyards, steel mills, metalworks and chemical plants.
Power Plants in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin include:
- Kenosha Fossil Plant,
- Kewaunee Nuclear Plant,
- French Island Power Plant in Lacrosse,
- Oak Creek Power Plant,
- Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant.
Other power plants were workers may have been exposed to asbestos in Wisconsin can be found in Pleasant Prairie, Green Bay, Genoa, Alma and Milwaukee. As a result of the asbestos exposure, utility workers have developed and died of mesothelioma.
Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Wisconsin
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 Wisconsin include Murphy Oil USA in Superior, Wisconsin.
Paper and Pulp Mills in Wisconsin Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is paper manufacturing. 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. An example of a paper mill in Wisconsin were workers may have been exposed to asbestos is the Tomahawk Wisconsin Paper Mill. Other paper and pulp mills in Wisconsin can be found in Green Bay, Marinette, Kaukauna, Mosinee, Rapids and Stevens Point.
Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Wisconsin
Individuals in Wisconsin 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. One such building in Wisconsin with known asbestos exposure issues is Jaegar Insurance in Wausau, Wisconsin.
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 Wisconsin 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.