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Illinois Mesothelioma Lawyer

Illinois has a lot of industries long associated with asbestos use, including timber, manufacturing, power companies, and coal companies. As a result, many former Illinois workers have been diagnosed with asbestos-related ailments including malignant mesothelioma. The victims of asbestos exposure could be entitled to compensation. However, they need a qualified Illinois mesothelioma lawyer to claim the damages they deserve for their injuries and associated losses and sufferings. Good mesothelioma lawyers can help clients get paid from asbestos trust funds in 3 months. An Illinois mesothelioma attorney can also help them file a lawsuit against the companies exposed them to asbestos fibers.

Mesothelioma Lawyers in Illinois

Victims of exposure to asbestos, you are likely to receive substantial financial compensation from mesothelioma trust funds. You can get paid in 3 months with the help of a qualified Illinois mesothelioma lawyer. If you want to consult a top Illinois mesothelioma lawyer in your area, please call 1-800-706-5606 or fill out our online contact form.

The Johns Manville Corp

Due to large amounts of asbestos applied in businesses across the U.S., the EPA established a Superfund program (CERCLA). This program helps cleanup worksites which contain excessive amounts of asbestos. Johns Manville Corp was one of such sites. More than 3M cubic yards of asbestos waste and products dumped at its site. The Johns Manville Site is bordered by Lake Michigan and Illinois Beach Park, two areas known for recreational use by tourists and residents.

The major health risk was that airborne asbestos fibers were present at the worksite. Asbestos fibers were floating and moving all around the nearby areas. The Johns Manville site was subsequently shut down. Since then, seven outside locations of the fenced area of the site have been discovered to be tainted with hazardous asbestos. In 2000, the EPA cleaned up one of the areas and the remaining areas were cleaned up later. A number of wastewater treatment ponds also were closed in 2005 and the cleanup is yet to be completed.

Other Illinois Businesses with Asbestos Problem

Individuals who were employed in oil refineries, power plants, and steel plants in Illinois are at the highest risk of contracting malignant mesothelioma and/or other diseases caused by asbestos exposure. All major Illinois oil refineries have been named as defendants in various lawsuits. Almost all power generating plants also used asbestos heavily. As a result, many former power plant workers are now suffering from mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer.

Several administrative buildings and schools were constructed using products containing asbestos. As these structures get older, they become a health threat because asbestos can be extremely dangerous if it is damaged or deteriorated. Students, administrators, teachers and other employees of these schools are at the risk of being exposed to airborne asbestos fibers.

Here is a list of companies which used asbestos products:

Plants

Abbott Power Station

Argonne Powerhouse

Baldwin Powerhouse

Illinois Power Company

Clinton Powerhouse

Jacksonville Powerhouse

REA Power House

Southern IL Power Co-Op

Joliet Power

Bechtel Power

Lakeside Powerhouse

Wood River Powerhouse

Waterloo Powerhouse

Edison Powerhouse

Armour Manufacturing

Buick Jet Engine

Laclede Steel

Owens-Illinois

Corn Products Argo Power Plant

Dresden Generating Station Nuclear Power Plant

Forty-Eight Insulations

Caterpillar Plant

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products

Humko Oil Plant

Campbell’s Soup

Continental Can

Crawford Generating Station Power Plant

General Electric Appliance

Procter and Gamble

Thomas A. Edison Nuclear Power Plant

Reynolds Metals

Roth Rubber

Allis-Chalmers Assembly

Gainesburger Plant

Southwest Incinerator

Baldwin Power Plant

Quad City Nuclear Power Plant

Duck Creek Power Plant

Staley Corn Products

Dresden Nuclear Power Plant

State of Illinois Power Plant

Peoria Power Plant

Petro Chemical

Schools

Alton Community School District

Belleville College

Belleville E. HS

Loyola University

Illinois University

Chicago University

Belvidere Senior HS

Southern Illinois University

Hillsboro HS

Green St. School

Champaign HS

Waterloo HS

Milton Elementary

Newman Grade School

Thebes HS (demolished)

Magnolia School (demolished)

Cairo School (demolished)

Oil Companies

Mobil Oil Refinery

Clark Oil & Refining Company

Humko Oil Plant

Shell Oil Company

Pure Oil Refinery

Ohio Oil

Clark Oil

Standard Oil

Illinois Asbestos and Mesothelioma Statistics

Amphibole was far more used in industries and worksites in Illinois when compared to other types of asbestos. Amphibole has been connected to thousands of deaths in the state. In 2000, according to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 1731 people died from asbestos-related diseases.