Dedicated To Fighting For Justice On Behalf of Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Victims
Although less common than other forms of cancer, mesothelioma and other asbestos-based illnesses are no less devastating; symptoms take 25-50 years to develop after exposure, and once diagnosed, they can quickly break down the body and mind. Although there are treatments and treatment centers available, dealing with medical expenses can be extremely overwhelming, especially for veterans who often have to work through specific hospital channels in order to ensure that costs are covered.
Due to these many complications, it can be helpful to work with someone who focuses on asbestos litigation because they are more likely to understand how to navigate these specific types of claims, all the way from obtaining the right experts, to establishing an appropriate history and connection between the illness and asbestos exposure.
At the Throneberry Law Group, we’ve dedicated our practice to serving victims of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. Principal attorney Michael Throneberry dealt with a mesothelioma diagnosis in his own family when his father was diagnosed in 2004. Having assisted his father with treatments and the many complex legal issues that surround the illness, he realized that victims of mesothelioma needed someone out there looking out for their best interests.
Our firm provides clients with the highest quality legal representation. We genuinely care about your well-being. For a free consultation, contact us today and we’ll get started helping you.
Asbestos in the U.S. and Kansas City
Although the use of asbestos has been greatly reduced in the United States, unfortunately, it is still not completely banned. In addition, when older buildings–built when asbestos use was rampant–are renovated or demolished, workers and the public can still face severe exposure to the toxic product, placing them at risk of developing mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illnesses. Although industries that relied on asbestos knew about its dangers for decades, this information still was not released to the public until the 1970s, and workers were not provided with the proper protections against asbestos exposure.
Unfortunately, Kansas City is no stranger to this issue: In fact, a class action lawsuit was filed in 2015 was based on workers who participated in the 1983 renovation of the Jackson County Courthouse. These workers were exposed to asbestos and now need lifelong medical testing because of how much asbestos they removed without being equipped with the proper precautions (masks, gloves, warning signs, etc.). Asbestos—used for insulation, roofing, etc.–places people at risk because of the asbestos fibers that are released into the air and inhaled or ingested, usually by those who work closest with the asbestos, as well as any family members that come into contact with their clothing at any point. As a result, some workers suffered from and even died in their 50s as a result of complications related to inhaling asbestos fibers, and won a $10.4 million settlement from the county and firm that were involved in the work, U.S. Engineering Co.
Kansas City Attorneys Fighting For Justice
Asbestos lawsuits can be challenging in large part due to how long symptoms take to develop after exposure, as well as pinpointing specific sources of the exposure.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we are here to help. The Throneberry Law Group offers zealous representation and compassionate care for those who are dealing with this devastating illness. We have a strong team put together to represent clients in their cases and we focus exclusively on mesothelioma and the damage asbestos can bring about. Contact us today so that we can help.