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Mesothelioma Lawyers North Dakota

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in North Dakota

 According to the Environmental Working Group, at least 94 people died from exposure to asbestos in North Dakota from 1979 to 2001.  Since North Dakota has consistently depended upon farming and ranching as its primary industries, asbestos-related diseases in the state have been much less frequent than in other states. Cass County, home to Fargo, experienced the highest number of deaths. Burleigh County, home to Bismarck, was second.

If you or a loved one has mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) due to asbestos exposure while working in North Dakota, attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason can help. Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason understand the stressful and complicated mesothelioma legal process. We are mesothelioma lawyers with over 30 years of success. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlement compensation for mesothelioma patients and their heirs. Our attorneys provide a free mesothelioma case evaluation, and there is no up front cost to you for our services.

Asbestos Exposure in North Dakota

Industries in North Dakota where workers may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos include oil refineries, power plants and several vermiculite processing plants.

From 1940 – 1990, asbestos-contaminated vermiculite mined in Libby, Montana was shipped to processing plants throughout the United States. According to the Environmental Working Group, over 25,000 tons of that vermiculite was shipped to Stanton, Minot, Center and Bismarck, North Dakota for processing into attic insulation and other products. Robinson Insulation Company in Minot, North Dakota, processed a great deal of the Libby vermiculite contaminated with asbestos. Asbestos fibers could easily have adhered to workers clothing, hair and skin, putting both workers and their families at great risk of asbestos exposure. Today, Robinson Insulation Company is one of 28 identified Government Listed Asbestos Contamination Sites in the United States.

Oil refinery workers were also at high risk of asbestos exposure. Oil refineries prior to 1980 typically used asbestos to insulate equipment used in every stage of the oil refining process. This equipment included furnaces, tanks, boilers, ovens, heat exchangers and pumps. Those workers who repaired and maintained the asbestos insulation used in this equipment were especially prone to asbestos fiber inhalation. Some workers wore protective clothing woven from asbestos fibers to protect them from the tremendous levels of heat created during the oil refining process. This clothing may have put them into direct contact with dangerous asbestos fibers.

North Dakota is home to several power plants and power stations. Because of the high amount of heat that normally builds up during power generation, asbestos was commonly used, prior to 1980, to protect power plant equipment exposed to extremely high temperatures. Asbestos was used to shield boilers, generators, turbines and gaskets for valves, pumps and pipe fittings. Workers sometimes wore clothing made from asbestos fibers, including facemasks. When this clothing frayed or became damaged, dangerous asbestos fibers were released into the air.

North Dakota’s Power Plants and Oil Refineries Include:

  • Coyote Station
  • Stanton Powerhouse
  • United Power
  • BP Amoco oil refinery

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in North Dakota

If you or a member of your family has been affected by asbestos cancer in North Dakota 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 offer a free case evaluation and can fly to North Dakota to meet with you in person.

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

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