The number of asbestos-induced deaths is lower in the state of Nebraska than most other states. However, it is home to the Western Mineral Products located in Omaha, where the imported vermiculite contained very high levels of naturally occurring asbestos.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to asbestos, you may be eligible for compensation. We encourage you to contact our dedicated Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers today for a confidential, free legal consultation.
Jobs with Asbestos Exposure in Nebraska
Nebraska’s power plants are operated 24 hours a day to supply the constant demand for electrical power. The insulation used to cover pipes usually contains asbestos. The petroleum industry workers also have a high risk of asbestos exposure. The exposure will typically be through building materials.
Asbestos-containing materials were often used to provide additional protection to workers from heat and fire. Ironically, the same materials used to help protect the workers are the same materials that can kill them through asbestos exposure.
Railroad workers are also left at risk for asbestos exposure. The likelihood of the exposure coming from the trains themselves is very high, particularly the engine.
Where You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos in Nebraska
- Cooper Nuclear Station
- Gerald Gentleman Station
- Municipal Power Plant
- Canaday Station
- Calhoun Nuclear
Asbestos-Related Deaths in Nebraska
Nebraska had more mesothelioma deaths than asbestosis deaths by a ratio of 2 to 1. Asbestos-induced diseases such as mesothelioma have a very long latency period in which no symptoms are apparent for up to 50 years. This makes it very difficult to predict or even know if your asbestos exposure will lead to illness later on.
Workers are exposed and completely forget about their exposure due to the fact they were unaware of any asbestos around them, or they lived normal, healthy lives for so long after their exposure, they fail to get checked up.
Legal Resources for Nebraska
Nebraska statute allows you four years to file a personal injury claim based upon proof of negligence on behalf of the asbestos manufacturers and/or your employers. Due to mesothelioma’s latency period from the time of exposure to the time you are diagnosed, this particular statute may not apply.
Contact us today, and our leading Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers will be happy to provide you with a free, confidential case consultation. We have a proven track record in helping numerous clients win the compensation they’re rightfully entitled to.