Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > Indiana
Indianapolis is the seat of Marion County and the capital city of Indiana, with a population of well over 800,000 residents. Indiana’s largest city is also a city that has grown thanks to a strong manufacturing history. Although the city’s economy has diversified more recently, the regular use of asbestos-containing materials during 20th century manufacturing and industrial development reveals why too many Indianapolis residents have been harmed by asbestos exposure.
Why Is Asbestos Exposure Dangerous?
Since asbestos has been banned since the 1970s, it can be altogether easy to forget the fact that asbestos remains a danger today. Since many homes and older buildings were built with asbestos-containing materials, asbestos exposure can and does continue. In November of 2017, for example, a local Indianapolis news station investigated tenants’ fears that their properties without heat contained asbestos.
Asbestos was widely used before the eventual ban for its desirable properties such as heat/chemical resistance and durability. However, asbestos releases microscopic fibers into the air when asbestos is disturbed. Humans can then easily swallow or inhale the fibers, which is known to cause:
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
Each of these diseases can be fatal, and mesothelioma in particular is an aggressive form of cancer that is difficult for medical professionals to diagnose and ultimately treat. Since it can take decades for a single asbestos exposure to turn into cancerous mesothelioma, the disease is sometimes mistaken for pneumonia and other illnesses.
Mesothelioma progresses rapidly despite its long latency period, which is why too many people have lost their lives to the harms of asbestos exposure. Indianapolis is, sadly, no exception.
Asbestos Exposure in Indianapolis
The aforementioned local news report reveals that Indianapolis continues to be affected by asbestos. From 1999 to 2013, in fact, Indianapolis and Marion County lost an estimated 426 lives to asbestos-related deaths. This dire statistic means that only Lake County has suffered more asbestos-related deaths than Marion County.
Known jobsites that exposed Indianapolis workers to the harms of asbestos exposure include, but are not limited to:
- Anheuser Busch
- Bedford Power Company
- Big 4 Railway Company
- Citizens St. Railroad Company
- Department of Air Force
- Ford Motor Company
- General Electric
- Notre Dame
- Reilly Laboratories
- Rolls Royce
- Union Carbide Corporation
If you or an Indianapolis loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease caused by asbestos exposure, talk to an Indianapolis mesothelioma lawyer to explore your legal options.
Talk to an Indianapolis Mesothelioma Lawyer
The Ledger Law Firm has seen the harms asbestos exposure inflicts on victims and their loved ones. We provide compassionate legal representation and passionately represent your legal interests.
A wrongful exposure that causes an asbestos-related illness deserves compensation, which is why we build a strong case with evidence that proves mesothelioma was caused by a responsible party’s wrongful exposure.
Mesothelioma victims and their families deserve justice and the funds necessary to receive treatment and be compensated for a responsible party’s legal wrongdoing. Contact us online today and receive the legal counsel needed to get the justice and compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Indiana Mesothelioma treatment centers:
Mesothelioma is a very costly disease to treat. Often the treatment is not successful if the cancer has metastasized and the average life span of a mesothelioma victim is 18 months. Treatment of mesothelioma can be done at the following treatment centers in Indiana:
CANCER CENTER OF INDIANA
2210 GREEN VALLEY RD.
NEW ALBANY, IN 47150
CENTRAL INDIANA CANCER CENTERS
CENTRAL INDIANA CANCER CENTER – CARMEL
11725 N. ILLINIOS STREET, STE 565
CARMEL, IN 46032
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SIMON CANCER CENTER
535 BARNHILL DRIVE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202