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Mesothelioma Lawyers Vermont

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in VermontAccording to the Environmental Working Group, at least 75 people died from asbestos exposure in Vermont from 1979 to 2001. These deaths primarily centered in Bennington and Windham Counties, including the metropolitan areas of Bennington and Manchester, as well as numerous small towns across the southern part of the state.

If you or someone you love has mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) due to asbestos exposure while working in Vermont, attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason can help. Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason can guide you through the complicated mesothelioma legal process. We are mesothelioma lawyers with over 30 years of success and 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.

Asbestos Exposure in Vermont

Vermont is a small state with few heavy industries, since its economy is primarily based on dairy farming and agriculture. Vermont has several power plants and paper manufacturing plants, however, and it was the first state to commercially mine asbestos. Vermont has many historical landmarks and older buildings as well. Most buildings constructed prior to 1980 incorporated asbestos-containing materials for insulation and fire prevention.

Vermont’s New England Asbestos Mining and Milling Company began mining asbestos in 1899 on Mount Belvidere. Later, called the Eden- Belvidere mine, the mine supplied asbestos to practically everywhere in the United States, until it was shut down in 1993. Vermont had numerous other natural asbestos deposits, since the Green Mountains contain an abundance of serpentine, but none of the other deposits were mined.

Paper is another industry associated with asbestos in Vermont. A number of paper mills operated in the state during the 20th century, and it is likely that most of them used asbestos to protect facilities and equipment from heat and fire. Maintenance workers were particularly at risk of inhaling loose asbestos fibers when they repaired or opened up the machinery to check that the passageways were clear and the heating elements were working properly.

Even the smallest fire at a power plant can cause a major disaster. To mitigate that risk, asbestos was commonly used in power stations in Vermont and across the United States because of its ability 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 were released into the air. Utility and maintenance workers in these facilities were particularly vulnerable, since they were more likely to come into close contact with asbestos.

A large number of older and historic buildings are located in Vermont. Nearly every building constructed before 1980 should be considered an asbestos risk, since asbestos was commonly used for building insulation, roofing materials, floor tiles and millboard. Even today, construction workers can be exposed to asbestos while demolishing and renovating older buildings, unless proper precautions are taken. Safety procedures, such as dampening asbestos-containing materials, wearing disposable protective clothing and avoiding the use of power tools, need to be followed when working with older buildings.

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Vermont

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

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