December 2, 2020

Utah Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma in Utah

Asbestos RemovalMesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused primarily by asbestos exposure.  Asbestos is a group of natural fibers that are mined from the ground.  It was widely used for commercial purposes in the 19th and 20th centuries until its health dangers were exposed in the 1970s.

Utah’s sources of asbestos exposure include both naturally occurring deposits and industrial applications.  The mineral is found in the state’s Wasatch Mountains, Avintaquin Canyon, and Baer Canyon.  It was mined exclusively in Utah’s Tremolite No. 1 Mine, where workers received direct contact with the fiber, but it was also found in other calcite and marble mines.  In addition, asbestos was used throughout the state’s power plants, oil and copper refineries, and canning factories because of its insulation and heat resistant properties.

Legal Action

Unlike other malignant cancers, mesothelioma can be prevented.  Asbestos manufacturers and distributors hid its harmful effects for years while continuing to profit.  If you have become sick as a result of working with or near asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation.  Our Utah mesothelioma lawyers are experienced and ready to help.  Billions of dollars in asbestos trust funds have been established to help compensate victims of mesothelioma.  In fact, in 2010 a Salt Lake City jury awarded a mesothelioma patient more than $5.2 million in damages, the largest asbestos verdict ever in Utah or the surrounding states.  The defendants were found to have produced “defectively designed” asbestos-contaminated products.

If you are at risk, contact one of our mesothelioma lawyers in Utah at 1-877-LOSS RECOVER (1-877-567-7732).  We will conduct an initial case evaluation free of charge.  Should you decide to take action, we’ll help you maneuver the legal system and get the compensation you deserve.