Idaho Mesothelioma Attorney

An Idaho mesothelioma lawyer will help you file a case and get retribution for the suffering and the heavy costs of treatments that you or a family member are going through due to mesothelioma or other asbestos related conditions. Asbestos was abundantly used in industries, factories, chemical and power plants for the purpose of insulation and fireproofing and an experienced Idaho mesothelioma attorney can help build your case against these industries, if you have been exposed to asbestos.  Most of these asbestos contaminated companies knew about the dangers of asbestos exposure as far back as the 1920’s, but they still continued to use this deadly substance due to its cost effectiveness, without taking into consideration the cost of human life that inhaling deadly asbestos fibers can cause. Many people have died due to asbestos related diseases ever since and the majority of these deaths in Idaho, as in the case of many other states in America, were caused by mesothelioma, which is a rare form of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

Idaho natural asbestos deposits:

Idaho, just like the rest of the Rockies is home to numerous natural mineral deposits including significant quantities of asbestos [1].  Idaho along with its neighboring states has naturally occurring asbestos deposits. Three of the major deposit sites of asbestos seem to be situated in a line which runs all the way from Libby, Montana which is quite controversial in terms of asbestos exposure. Out of these three major deposits, two consist of the deadliest form of asbestos which is known for its cancer inducing properties, this particular variety is also known as the amphibole [2] asbestos variety. This variety is very deadly as its long fibers get easily attached to the lung cells. The state is also home to a former asbestos mine as well as different sites where asbestos occurs naturally. This asbestos is also exposed to the environment when agriculture is carried out at the known asbestos locations.

Asbestos deposit sites in Idaho:

The main site for the largest deposit of asbestos in the state is situated on the eastern side of the Washington State line. Swift Creek in Idaho County is also full of sediments from the Sumas Mountain which deposits around 120,000 yards of asbestos containing sediments into the creek every year[3]. Other major deposit sites are located in an area that separate Montana from Idaho, in the Bitterroot Mountains. This area is roughly 20 miles away from Salmon in Idaho, and at a distance of 30 miles from Wisdom in Montana. This area is not easily accessible to public and commercial traffic because of its location. It is situated in the centre of a national forest area and the location is rather mountainous, and can only be accessed via dirt roads, which makes it better as asbestos contamination is not a problem as there are few visitors to this area.

Asbestos being used in Idaho:

Other than the naturally existing deposits of asbestos found in the state, there are many locations where asbestos is found being used commercially in power and chemical manufacturing plants, paper production industries as well as different mining projects. Nearly all of these industries make the use of asbestos in one form or the other in their operations. Idaho is also home to the famous Idaho National laboratory where nuclear research is conducted on an advanced level.  Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) are present in the laboratory as they provide cheap and highly effective insulation. All workers of the enormous nuclear reactor in Idaho have undoubtedly been exposed to the fibers of asbestos here. But neither the naturally existing asbestos, nor the one being utilized for nuclear research poses as much threat to the health of people as that being consumed and used by the construction industry, in Idaho as well as all over America. It is for this reason that asbestos exposure occurs excessively during demolition and construction processes of buildings. By contacting an Idaho mesothelioma lawyer, you can take the first step in finding out what your legal options are as a mesothelioma victim, or as a relative of a mesothelioma victim.

Asbestos Deaths in Idaho

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which can only be caused if a person is directly exposed to asbestos and it can affect the lungs, the inner body cavities or the covering of the heart and other vital organs. The exposure may be either primary or secondary depending upon whether a person was affected by asbestos directly, or through another person who was a victim of primary exposure. The workers can also carry this deadly fiber on their work clothes and exposure their families to the harmful effects of asbestos as well.

According to surveys, since the year 1979, one hundred and seventy fatalities have been reported as a result of asbestos exposure. The area with the most reported deaths was Ada Country, with 27 fatalities, and then Kootenai Country which reported 25 deaths. The two most commonly diagnosed risks posed by the exposure of asbestos to humans are asbestosis and mesothelioma. From a total of 170 deaths that were reported from the state, 96 resulted from mesothelioma. All malignant cancers have the ability to metastasize and same is the case with mesothelioma which may spread to other parts of the body. An Idaho mesothelioma attorney will help you get reparations for all the pain and suffering that you are going through as a mesothelioma victim or as a relative of a mesothelioma victim

Mesothelioma treatment centers in Idaho:

The treatment of mesothelioma can be done at the following cancer centers in the state of Idaho:


EASTERN IDAHO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

3100 CHANNING WAY

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO 83404


IU SIMON CANCER CENTER:

THE INDIANA UNIVERISTY MELVIN AND BREN SIMON CANCER CENTER

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

1030 W. MICHIGIN STREET.

INDIANAPOLIS, IDAHO 46202

 

NORTH IDAHO CANCER CENTER

ALSO CALLED CCI

700 IRONWOOD DRIVE

COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO 83814

 

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2 www.asbestosregisters.co.uk/asbestos.aspx

3 yosemite.epa.gov/r10/cleanup.nsf/sites/swiftcreek