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Mesothelioma Lawyers Idaho

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in IdahoAccording to the Environmental Working Group, at least 179 people died from exposure to asbestos in Idaho from 1979 to 2001. Ada County, home to Boise, had the most deaths. Kootenai County, home to Coeur d'Alene, was second. Because asbestos takes years or even decades to affect the body and patients do not typically demonstrate symptoms of an asbestos-related illness for many years, it is likely that a high number of asbestos-related deaths will continue to occur in Idaho.

If you or someone close to you has mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) due to asbestos exposure while working in Idaho, attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason can help. Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason are mesothelioma lawyers with over 30 years of success. We understand the stressful and complicated mesothelioma legal process. Our expert lawyers have the tools and knowledge to determine the specifics of your exposure to asbestos. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlement compensation for mesothelioma patients and their heirs, if that person has passed away. Our attorneys provide a free mesothelioma case evaluation, and there is no up front cost to you for our services.

Asbestos Exposure in Idaho

Industries in Idaho where workers may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos include chemical plants, paper mills and mines. The northern part of Idaho, particularly the panhandle, was home to many asbestos mines. Miners were particularly susceptible to injury and illness from inhaling asbestos, since the air in the mines was full of asbestos fibers.

Idaho is home to several large paper mills. Asbestos was used in paper mills to insulate and protect machinery during the paper making process. A pleural cancer (cancer that affects the lining of the lungs) study found that the majority of fatal asbestos exposures in paper mills occurred in maintenance workers who were responsible for the upkeep of the intricate paper making machinery. Maintenance workers were particularly at risk of inhaling loose asbestos fibers when they opened up the machinery to check that the passageways were clear and the heating elements were working properly.

Because of the state's remarkable population growth in recent years, another major source of asbestos exposure in Idaho is its construction industry.  To accomocate the large influx of people, many older buildings are being demolished or renovated.  Before the dangers of asbestos were made public, asbestos was widely used as a fire retardant in wallboard, insulation, roofing materials and floor tiles.  If proper safety procedures are not followed when buildings are demolished or updated, such as dampening asbestos-containing materials, wearing disposable protective clothing and avoiding the use of power tools, construction workers can be exposed to harmful asbestos fibers.

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Idaho

If you or members of your family have been affected by asbestos cancer in Idaho or any state in the U.S., contact Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason. Our mesothelioma attorneys are experts in mesothelioma cancer lawsuits. We have over thirty years of experience providing mesothelioma legal representation to clients across the United States. We will provide a free case evaluation and can fly to Idaho to meet with you in person.

If you are in need of mesothelioma medical information or treatment, visit our list of Idaho mesothelioma treatment centers.  Mesothelioma attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason are here to help.

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