Utility workers involved in the operation and maintenance of utility powerhouses and other facilities have been exposed to asbestos products in alarming numbers.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one worked in a power plant and was subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Those who work in power generating facilities – particularly electricians, pipe-fitters, boilermakers, and other repair/maintenance personnel – are among those industrial workers at greatest risk for contracting asbestos-related diseases. According to the Center for Health Statistics, malignant mesothelioma victims made up over three percent of the workers who die of work-related causes, with the most common form being pleural mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the chest.
Because many of the machines in a power plant generate or give off extraordinary heat, asbestos was often used gratuitously as an insulation and protection against fire. Additionally, asbestos may be found inside many power plant machines. Even the walls, floor tiles, and ceiling tiles in a power plant may be sites of exposure for the power plant worker.
Many power plants across the U.S. have been renovated and asbestos has been removed. However, some plants still contain asbestos. Workers should be particularly diligent when working in older plants to ensure that they are not exposed. Respirators or filtering masks should always be worn.
Do I have a Power Plant Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.