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Mesothelioma Lawyers Kentucky

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in KentuckyAccording to the Environmental Working Group, at least 429 people died from exposure to asbestos in Kentucky from 1979 to 2001. Jefferson County, home to Louisville, suffered the highest number of deaths at 110. Fayette County, home to Lexington, was second.

If you or a loved one has mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) due to asbestos exposure while working in Kentucky, 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 Kentucky

Industries in Kentucky where workers may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos include oil refineries, natural gas plants, power plants, chemical plants and construction sites.

Power plants in Cattlesburg and Drakesboro have been targeted as high-risk asbestos areas in the state of Kentucky. Because asbestos is resistant to both heat and electricity, it was used extensively in power plants prior to the 1980’s. Power plants used asbestos to protect equipment exposed to high temperatures, such as boilers, generators and turbines. Pumps and valves were often sealed with asbestos containing gaskets, and pipes were insulated with asbestos. Maintenance workers were particularly at risk of being exposed to asbestos. When floors and ceilings were repaired, asbestos dust was distributed throughout the powerhouse, putting everyone at risk for asbestos inhalation.

Chemical plants and oil refineries found in Louisville and Ashland have also been listed as high-risk worksites. Asbestos was widely used in chemical plants because of its heat and fire-resistant properties and its heightened resistance to chemical degradation. Asbestos was used in oil refineries to insulate equipment that operated at hot temperatures. Equipment such as furnaces, tanks, boilers, ovens, heat exchangers and pumps were lined and covered with asbestos-containing materials. Employees at these plants may have come in contact with asbestos on work surfaces, wrapped around pipes, or even in their protective gear, including gloves and face masks.

Another high risk industry for asbestos exposure in Kentucky is construction.  Before the dangers of asbestos were made public, asbestos was commonly used as a fire retardant in wallboard, insulation, roofing materials and floor tiles.  When buildings are torn down or remodeled, construction workers can be exposed to friable asbestos.  Proper safety procedures need to be adhered to, such as dampening asbestos-containing materials, wearing disposable protective clothing and avoiding the use of power tools.  To ensure worker safety, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires an asbestos inspection before a construction project can start. 

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Kentucky

If you or a member of your family has been affected by asbestos cancer in Kentucky 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 Kentucky to meet with you in person.

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

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