Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > Tennessee
Nashville’s growth was born out of its history as a railroad center, transforming the city into a home for country music as well as the site of prominent universities like Vanderbilt University.
This city also has a proud construction and development history that highlights why the city of well over 1.5 million residents has exposed too many workers to asbestos and the dangers of developing malignant mesothelioma.
Why Is Asbestos Exposure Harmful?
Asbestos exposure can cause diseases to anyone who inhales the tiny microscopic fibers that release into the air when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed. Since asbestos was regularly used at jobsites that made use of the durable, chemically-resistant qualities of asbestos before the 1970s asbestos ban, the reality is that veterans and industrial workers are most at risk for developing an asbestos-related illness.
The diseases that can result from asbestos exposure are:
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
All of these diseases can and do cause death for diagnosed patients, but pleural mesothelioma is particularly deadly for diagnosed victims. Pleural mesothelioma is caused when asbestos enters the lining of the lungs, as some research suggests that asbestos never leaves the body.
It is at this point that asbestos begins the long process of turning into cancerous mesothelioma, which can ultimately take decades. The cancer progresses exceptionally quickly once the transformation finally takes place, as just 1 in 3 patients survive more than one year after receiving the diagnosis. At the five-year mark, approximately 10 out of every 100 patients is still alive.
These horrifying figures speak to the severity of asbestos-related diseases and effectively highlight why asbestos exposure is such a serious public safety risk. Asbestos claims thousands of lives each and every year, and too many of those losses are felt by the Nashville community.
Asbestos Exposure in Nashville
Nashville’s Davidson County lost an estimated 288 lives to asbestos based on CDC estimates on asbestos-related deaths that occurred between 1999 and 2013. Those figures largely occurred at industrial jobsites and manufacturing plants, but even hospitals and universities in the area are known to have exposed residents to the harms of asbestos.
Known jobsites that exposed Nashville residents to asbestos include, but are not limited to:
- Beatrice Foods
- Bridgestone Tire
- Davis Cabinet Company
- Electric Light and Power Plant
- Ford Motor Company
- George Peabody College for Teachers
- Nashville Railway and Light Company
- Nashville School System
- Vanderbilt Hospital
- Vanderbilt University
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos at these jobsites or any other jobsite in Nashville, talk to a Nashville mesothelioma lawyer today.
Talk to a Nashville Mesothelioma Lawyer
The Ledger Law Firm represents victims of mesothelioma and surviving loved ones whose losses were caused by a wrongful asbestos exposure. Legally responsible parties who expose victims to asbestos must be held accountable for their legal wrongdoing, and mesothelioma victims can pursue this justice and compensation with the help of our law firm.
Contact us online today to speak with a Nashville mesothelioma lawyer about the facts of your case.
Mesothelioma treatment centers in Tennessee:
The state of Tennessee has the following mesothelioma treatment center:
VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
1030 JEFFERSON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38104