North Carolina is a state that has deposits of naturally occurring asbestos in both the southwestern and western regions. Power plants are the predominant sources of asbestos exposure as far as the industry, although there are historic buildings that may have had or still have asbestos issues.
If you or a loved one have mesothelioma or any other illness caused by asbestos exposure, you have the right to file for damages. Contact our leading North Carolina mesothelioma attorneys today, and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free, confidential case consultation.
Jobs with Asbestos Exposure in North Carolina
Several types of materials that were used in the construction of power plants contained asbestos. Employees who worked directly with these asbestos products during the plant’s construction include pipefitters, boilermakers, and electricians. Asbestos exposure goes beyond those who participated in the construction of the power plants. The employees who maintain the plants on a day-to-day basis are at risk for exposure as well.
Steel mills also use asbestos due to the heat workers are around daily. The fireproof protective gear worn by workers may have contained asbestos since the fibers are flame and heat resistant.
Shipyards in North Carolina have a high risk of worker asbestos exposure. Thousands of vessels have been demolished and built in these very shipyards. Asbestos-containing products were commonly used in the construction of these ships from the 1930s until the 1980s. When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers are released into the air exposing individuals to the deadly substance.
Where You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos in North Carolina
- J & H Power Group
- Shearon Harris Plant
- Brunswick Nuclear
- McGuire Nuclear
Asbestos-Related Deaths in North Carolina
Over 1,000 deaths in North Carolina were from asbestos exposure over a 20-year span. Unlike some other states, asbestos-induced deaths in North Carolina had more mesothelioma (cancer of the lung linings) deaths than asbestosis (scarring of the lungs).
Legal Resources for North Carolina
North Carolina statute allows you three 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 dedicated North Carolina mesothelioma attorneys will review your case, free of charge, and answer any questions you have. We’ve helped numerous clients go on to win the compensation they’re entitled to.