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Mesothelioma Lawyers Wyoming

 

At least 65 people died from asbestos exposure in Wyoming from 1979 to 2001, according to the Environmental Working Group. These deaths primarily centered in Laramie County, home to Cheyenne. Wyoming’s primary sources of asbestos exposure include oil refineries, power plants and vermiculite processing.

If you or a member of your family has mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) due to asbestos exposure while working in Wyoming, attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason can help. We are mesothelioma lawyers with over 30 years of success, and we have recovered millions of dollars in settlement compensation for mesothelioma patients and their families. Our attorneys provide a free mesothelioma case evaluation, and there is no up front cost to you for our services. We can advise you throughout the entire complicated mesothelioma legal process.

Asbestos Exposure in Wyoming

Oil refineries are located in Sinclair, Riverton, Casper and Cheyenne Wyoming. Petroleum is a highly volatile and toxic substance. Before the dangers of asbestos exposure were known, it was commonly used in oil refineries to protect machinery from high levels of heat and corrosion. Asbestos-containing materials insulated furnaces, tanks, boilers, ovens, heat exchangers and pumps. Workers who repaired and maintained this equipment were especially prone to asbestos fiber inhalation. When machines were in operation, the asbestos would eventually fray and send dangerous particles into the air, potentially harming many oil refinery workers.

Power plants are located in Glenrock, Bridger, Wheatland, Kemmerer and Rock Springs Wyoming. Since even the smallest fire at a power plant can cause a major disaster, asbestos was commonly used in older power stations to resist heat and flame. Asbestos insulated boilers, generators, turbines and other machinery. It was also used in wires and electrical panels. When power plant equipment or facilities were repaired, dangerous asbestos fibers could be released into the air, affecting the health of countless utility and maintenance workers. Workers often wore protective gear, including aprons, gloves, overcoats and hoods, made from asbestos. When these materials tore or ripped, workers came into direct contact with dangerous asbestos fibers.

Another source of asbestos exposure in Wyoming was vermiculite processing. 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, at least 222 shipments, representing more than 8,000 tons of vermiculite, was shipped to 3 locations in Wyoming, including Cody, Burlington and Lovell. The vermiculite was made into attic insulation and other products and sold for construction purposes around the state. Many people across the nation were placed at risk of asbestos exposure. As a result of their negligence, eight executives of W.R. Grace & Company, the owner of the Libby, Montana mine, were indicted on criminal charges for conspiracy and violations of the Clean Air Act.

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Wyoming

If you or someone you love has been affected by asbestos cancer in Wyoming or any state in the U.S., contact Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason. Whether your asbestos exposure was due to working at a contaminated jobsite or because you used asbestos-containing products, our mesothelioma attorneys will give you sound, legal advice. 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 Wyoming to meet with you in person.

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