Wisconsin only has one known deposit of naturally occurring asbestos, which is located along its border with Michigan. However, this deposit may not be of health concern as it has never been mined. What issues Wisconsin does have is from imported asbestos and through workplace exposure.
Our dedicated and experienced Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers are here to assist you. If you or a loved one suffer from asbestos-related illness, contact us today for a free, confidential legal consultation.
Jobs with Asbestos Exposure in Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s paper manufacturing industry not only uses asbestos in insulation, but also in the materials used during the paper’s drying processes, which were made of these nonflammable fibers. Wisconsin is the largest manufacturer of paper.
The paper mills in Wisconsin were located in:
- Green Bay
Wisconsin’s construction industry is like most other states in that this particular industry often uses asbestos-containing products. Such products typically include insulation, pipe fitters for the plumbing system, drywall products, and flooring. Prior to the 1980s, many vinyl flooring contained asbestos. Construction workers were left vulnerable to asbestos exposure on a daily basis.
Power plants provide electricity to millions of homes in the state of Wisconsin. Asbestos was used primarily as insulation wrapped around pipelines throughout the plant, shielding the workers from the heat generated.
The clothing manufacturers in Wisconsin also had asbestos issues. The deadly materials were used during the distribution process on machinery parts and even during shipping. Those who worked in these clothing manufacturing factories were at risk for asbestos exposure. The clothing itself also may have contained asbestos, and after wear and tear, fibers may have been released from these items of clothing and into the air.
Asbestos-Related Deaths in Wisconsin
Since 1978, there have been over 700 deaths caused by asbestos exposure. Of the total, significantly more than half were due to mesothelioma, which is a rare form of lung cancer that affects the lining of the lungs.
Legal Resources for Wisconsin
Wisconsin statute allows you three years to file a personal injury claim based upon proven negligence on behalf of the asbestos manufacturers and/or your employers. Get in touch with our experienced Wisconsin mesothelioma attorneys as soon as possible for a free, confidential case evaluation.