Investigating Asbestos for Litigation on Behalf of Mesothelioma Victims
Once used frequently in hundreds of everyday products and pieces machinery, asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber with excellent insulation properties. However, asbestos is also the single known cause of a specific type of lung cancer called mesothelioma, and the lung disease asbestosis.
Health hazards related to asbestos were documented in the beginning of the 20th century; however, since asbestos was one of the cheapest, most versatile and effective fire retardants and insulators, the majority of companies who were using asbestos continued to do so up until the 1980s. This unfortunately exposed millions of workers in America to asbestos and potentially caused them severe harm.
Our job at the Throneberry Law Group is to investigate mesothelioma cases and make the connection to the original exposure to asbestos-containing products. We work closely with our clients and their families throughout the nation to develop a thorough life and work history of the patient so we can best determine when and where the exposure to asbestos happened. We have assisted clients all over the United States in suing for financial restitution for the overwhelming medical and emotional costs of mesothelioma treatment.
The Types of Asbestos
Asbestos is a mineral that occurs naturally and which can be pulled into a fluffy substance. The fibers of asbestos are particularly resistant to corrosion, electricity, and heat. Despite its valuable nature, asbestos is also highly toxic.
Rather than being just one single mineral, asbestos refers to a number of silicate minerals that share the same fibrous quality. Currently, the United States government recognizes six types of asbestos, including chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite.
Discovering Asbestos Exposure
For a number of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, an investigation into asbestos exposure reveals that the patient actually came into contact with asbestos-containing materials many times throughout their life.
We work quickly to identify the products or worksites with established links to asbestos, and then we'll work on narrowing it down to the exact employers or companies that manufactured, sold, or used asbestos-containing products.
Some of the jobs that are most frequently associated with asbestosis and mesothelioma include:
- Factory workers
- Construction workers
- Auto mechanics
- U.S. Military veterans
- Power plant employees
Often, children and spouses of asbestos-contaminated workers are diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis as well, due to second-hand exposure to the dangerous material.
We Know What You're Going Through
Our principal attorney, Michael Throneberry, understands the devastation caused by mesothelioma. His own father-in-law worked for many years in a factory that used asbestos, and passed away in 2004 from mesothelioma. Since that tragedy, the Throneberry Law Group has committed itself to advocating for the victims of mesothelioma and their families.
No other firm will work as hard to secure the full and fair financial compensation that you and your family deserve for lost wages, extensive medical care and pain and suffering.