Though the city of Phoenix had a tremendous growth following Second World War, unfortunately it was in a time when the use of asbestos was at its peak. The proximity of Phoenix to West Coast markets and the pro-business environment existed in the area attracted numerous high-tech and manufacturing industries to the city. Thus Phoenix became home to a number of factories and power plants. All these plants extensively used asbestos until the 1970s. Consequently, many former Phoenix workers developed mesothelioma and other asbestos-related ailments.
At present, more than $30bn is available in mesothelioma trust funds. An efficient Phoenix mesothelioma lawyer can help asbestos exposure victims obtain compensation from these funds in just 90 days. Additionally, a mesothelioma lawyer can also assist you in suing the responsible companies in the court of law.
West Phoenix Power Plant
West Phoenix Power Plant, the largest electric utility in Arizona, is one of the seven gas-powered generation plants owned by the Arizona Public Service. The plant has been modernized and expanded recently. However, it was constructed and began operating in a time when all power stations used large quantities of asbestos due to its low cost and excellent features like high strength and ability to resist fire and heat. As a result, many workers employed at the West Phoenix plant prior to the 1980s were exposed to high levels of asbestos on a daily basis. Many of them later developed life-threatening medical conditions including malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Other Phoenix Buildings, Businesses and Job Sites with Asbestos Problems
Many Phoenix public buildings, automobile repair shops, schools, hotels, telephone offices, power plants, residential homes, and apartment buildings constructed prior to the 1980s contain large quantities of asbestos. Here is a list:
Arizona State University, (Downtown and Campuses)
Carl Hayden HS
Davy Crockett Elementary
Riverside Traditional School
S. Mountain HS
Arizona Packing Co
Arizona Power Service W. Phoenix Power Plant
Asbestos Engineering and Supply Company
Central Light and Power Co
Cudahy Packing Co Distribution Plant
Motorola Plant (52nd Street)
Phoenix Light and Fuel Co (now APS)
Medical Assistance near Phoenix
There are two major medical facilities in the Phoenix metropolitan area which provide care and medical treatment to patients suffering from malignant mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.
The Cancer Care department of the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center offers a variety of diagnostic as well as treatment options for cancers including mesothelioma. The center also provides support services including counseling and cancer education.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Western Regional Medical Center) in Goodyear (Arizona) offers comprehensive cancer care all through the Western United States. It offers different types of medical treatments including interventional pulmonology, pain management and radiation therapy. It also provides transportation service for patients from other states.
Hire a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Phoenix
As mentioned earlier, victims of asbestosis, mesothelioma, and asbestos-related lung cancer could be entitled to considerable financial compensation for their physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, lost wages, and medical expenses. To consult a top Phoenix mesothelioma lawyer, please contact at 1-800-706-5606 or fill out our online contact form.