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Mesothelioma Lawyers Rhode Island

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in Rhode Island According to the Environmental Working Group, at least 212 people were killed by asbestos exposure in Rhode Island from 1979 to 2001. These deaths primarily centered in Providence and Kent Counties, covering the metropolitan areas of Providence and West Warwick.

If you or someone you love has mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) because you were exposed to asbestos while working in Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island

Industries in Rhode Island where workers may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos include power plants, shipyards, construction and a variety of manufacturing facilities.

Rhode Island is home to several power plants. Asbestos was commonly used in power plants, prior to 1980, to protect equipment regularly exposed to extremely high temperatures. Asbestos shielded boilers, generators, turbines and gaskets for valves, pumps and pipe fittings. Asbestos was also used to fireproof power plant roofs, since fear of industrial fires was a major factor in power plant design. Power plant workers sometimes wore clothing made from asbestos fibers to protect them from the high levels of heat released during the power generation process. When this clothing frayed or became damaged, dangerous asbestos fibers were released into the air.

Rhode Island is also home to several naval shipyards. The shipbuilding industry notoriously exposed countless workers to asbestos. Because having a fire while at sea was a great concern, asbestos was used extensively to protect nearly every ship component from high temperatures and corrosion. Asbestos was used in boiler rooms, engine rooms, sleeping quarters and hallways. Shipyard workers who constructed these areas were likely exposed to asbestos while installing asbestos-containing materials. When navy ships returned from a mission, shipyard workers who made repairs and conducted overhauls experienced asbestos exposure on a routine basis. Port workers may have been exposed to asbestos while loading and unloading ships. Anyone who handled items being off-loaded from a ship or who delivered a load aboard a ship was at risk of breathing asbestos into their lungs, since wrapping materials, crates and pallets for transporting products often contained asbestos fibers.

Rhode Island has many historical homes, schools, hospitals and commercial buildings.  Asbestos was widely used in building materials prior to 1980 for insulation, roofing materials, floor tiles and millboard.  Construction workers can be exposed to asbestos while building, upgrading and demolishing buildings that used asbestos products unless proper safety measures are taken.  These measures include:  dampening asbestos-containing materials, wearing disposable protective clothing and avoiding the use of power tools.

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Rhode Island

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

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

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